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Woman loses eye in violent land eviction
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2014
Woman loses eye in violent land eviction
The woman lost her eye during a land eviction
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By Andrew Mugonza

A woman had her left eye gouged out during an illegal land eviction in which several others were injured
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The victim, Margaret Nakaweesi, is admitted at Nkozi hospital. 

Others injured were Godfrey Yekalamye who fractured his arm, Sulaiman Kaweesi, Robert Nsereko and Margret Nakaggwa.

According to residents, of Kamaliba village, Nkozi sub county in Mpigi district, a gang of rugged men calling themselves court bailiffs stormed the area armed with a paper claiming it was a court order to carry out the eviction.

They were reportedly working on behalf of an area tycoon called Simpson Birungi.

The Mpigi DPC arrived at the scene and was presented with the ‘court order’ by the men who shortly after started demolishing people’s houses.

The residents however who said they were not informed of any such eviction put up a fight that got violent. The residents were victors, but left a number them hurt.



 

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