Monday, 22 August 2011

Land Disputes in Kasese

Police in Kasese are investigating circumstances under which
cultivators attacked pastoralists in Muhokya sub-county over a
disputed land.

Cultivators hailing from Kibiri village and other areas last night
reportedly attacked Kisongora Village about a kilometer from Muhokya
sub-county headquarters and butchered three cows and eight goats.

According to the Deputy Commander of the Field Force Unit in Kasese
Charles Sanya, three other cows were injured in the overnight.

The officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Kasese Central
Police Station Alex Ojok also confirmed the attacks saying police
officers have been deployed in Muhokya to bring the situation to

Ojok said that so far no one has been arrested since the attackers
took off with cow and goat meet over night.

The CID however, said five cultivators who engaged the pastoralists in
another fight yesterday afternoon are in custody and will be produced
in court tomorrow.

He said that a pastoralist who was injured in yesterday afternoon
engagement was being treated at Kilembe Hospital in critical

The disputed land is being claimed by Alex Kabalira of the Bahira clan
who say they are the ridge leaders of the area.

Both sides have not adhered to the order of the Kasese Deputy RDC
Aminadabu Muhindo who said no more activities be carried out until an
amicable solution is reached.