Over 300 Kagadi households cry for help over eviction threats


NEWS- Over 300 households from the two villages in Muhorro town council, Kagadi district are on tension over eviction threats from a Business man Abdul Kirungi who allegedly titled their land.

The two villages are Kyamajaka and Karuswiga East, both in Muhorro town council.

Speaking to the people who had Congregated at Mary Cox Nursery and primary school in Kyamajaka cell on Saturday afternoon, the area village Chairperson Nakanwagi Norah narrated that they started receiving information regarding titling their lands in 2014 the very time when the accused businessman Kirungi was sighted in their area with surveyors taking survey of their lands.

Nakanwagi added that to their surprise, when they followed the matter to the Kibaale Lands office, they discovered three titles on block 49 plot 11, Block 49 Plot 9 and these were titled in 2016, the alleged third title was not verified.

The village chairperson noted that they had previously reported the matter to the former Kagadi RDC Lillian Ruteraho whose intervention had settled the matter, but now have heard that Kirungi mortgaged the titles in the Centenary bank who are now marketing them for sale.

Nakanwagi said they have opted to seek help from the World Voices Uganda, a nongovernmental organization with hopes of being helped to get justice.

Some residents said their ancestors have lived on the land for over 100 years and that they are the rightful occupants.

Cue in………Nakanwagi, residents on wrangle

The country director, World Voices Uganda Gard Benda Ntegyereize asked the residents to remain calm and promised that they will play their advocacy role to ensure that residents do not lose their lands and properties to bank.

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The Muhorro town council Chairperson Godfrey Nangonza asked residents to ensure unity, collaborate with leaders and World Voices Uganda in securing their lands from grabbers.

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Our efforts to get a comment from the accused businessman Abdul Kirungi were futile as he could not pick our repeated calls.