National
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
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Andrew Mugonza

A woman had her left eye gouged out during an illegal land eviction in which several others were injured
.

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.



 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
14 killed in DR Congo machete attack
THE incursion by the Ugandan rebel group ADF took place overnight in the town of Kampi ya Chui....
Businessman sues UNRA over Entebbe Expressway
A businessman has dragged UNRA to court seeking sh5b in damages for loss of business and the inconvenience over the construction of the Entebbe Expressway....
US Commander of Africa Forces visits
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the main challenge in Somalia today was clan-related issues. The President made the remarks at State House Entebbe in a meeting with the United States of America Commander of Africa Forces, General David Rodriguez....
Museveni hails Uganda-North Korea ties
President Yoweri Museveni describes the North Koreans as friends who have helped Uganda for a long time on visit of one of its leaders....
Slain Unilever boss mourned
Speaker after speaker described Makanga as a smart, classy, humble, respectful, joyful, hardworking man at his funeral in Kampala....
Muntu warns Mafabi, Nabila over media exchanges
ACCORDING to John Kikonyogo, the party spokesperson, Muntu said discussing the issues in the media was affecting the image of the party...
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter