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Gen Kayihura Orders Arrest Of Police Bosses Over Land

The Inspector General of Police has ordered the Police Standards Unit to investigate several officers for abetting land grabbing and torture of tenants.

The officers in trouble include Justus Asiimwe, the Nakaseke Police Commander, Christine Otai the Officer in charge of Kapeeka Police Post and their junior staff.

On Wednesday, General Kale Kayihura and State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza rushed to Balatira village in Kapeeka sub county after getting a petition from residents that local police officers were siding with a landlord to grab land and torture the tenants.

The police officers are accused of aiding Swaibu Yiga Mukasa to grab 1001 acres of land and harass the tenants who were found on the land. The disputed land is foubd in the villages of Balatira, Manywa, Senda, Naluvule, Mizimbo and Nzingu in Kapeeka sub county

Residents led by Nakaseke North Member of Parliament Luttamaguzi Ssemakula told IGP Kayihura that Yiga tortured a 15-year-old boy, Steven Mukumbya, but Police is yet to take action.

Rozio Ssebuliba, another tenant on the disputed land, told IGP Kayihura that goons hired by Yiga and backed by Police beat him up for clearing a piece of land which Yiga wants to grab. Others told IGP Kayihura that whenever they report Yiga to Kapeeka Police station nothing is done.


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