Warring factions overpower Entebbe Police over land contestations

Two different warring factions in a land dispute along the Entebbe Expressway have seemingly overpowered Police in Entebbe, left officers confused and vulnerable. The contested land measures slightly half an acre, situated on block 438 plot 890 Busiro, at Abayita Ababiri, Katabi town council.

Last month, Police was compelled to fire teargas and bullets to disperse a group of men, armed with sticks, disgruntled and throwing stones at residents of Abayita Ababiri over the same piece of land.

The incident was sparked off by the construction of a perimeter wall on the same land which residents claimed was blocking their only community access route.

The incident injured several residents prompting heavy deployment by police, who took charge of the locus. Three days later, construction of the perimeter wall resumed. It was established that construction of the fence wall was allegedly done by Maj. Nuwe Kyepaka, formerly an aide to fallen Gen James Kazini and Victory Nabaasa, leaving the other land contestant Oscar Kalule vulnerable.

A perimeter wall raised around the contested land at Kasenyi stage along Entebbe highway

A week after the construction had resumed, another group of about 25 stick-wielding men attacked builders and took over the site and locus in sight of the police officers who only whisked away those who had been injured. The same maze re-occurred when the first group re-surfaced with sticks and stones, chasing the other.

Patrick Onyango the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, a survey done by the Ministry of lands ruled that Oscar Kalule was the rightful owner of the contested land.

“Nabaasa refused to accept the survey outcome but went ahead to construct a perimeter wall. Even when she was summoned at CID headquarters in Kibuli, she and her team refused to honor the summons,” intimated Onyango, adding that, the file has been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

on June 12, Oscar Kalule raised a complaint to the State House anti-corruption unit pinning Pastor Victory Nabaasa and Maj. Nuwe Kyepaka among others, for assault, threatening violence and unlawful occupancy of his land. The complaint followed a police file Ref. 55/02/02/2020.

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