NEWS-The Head of State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has ordered for a heavy police deployment on the Kisowera Church land in Mukono district.
to deploy police on the Kisowera Church land in Mukono District.
Nakalema on Saturday 11th September 2021 issued the directive to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Stephen Tanui after her visit to Nakanyonyi and Kisowera parish church land where Mukono Diocese has for several years battled encroachers.
Nakalema’s directive comes just two weeks after a gang of youths attacked and vandalized the house of Kisowera Parish Priest Micah Lukwago with intentions to lynch him on accusations of evicting them from land.
This was the second time Lukwago was attacked in just one month.
The contested land at Kisowera which is approximately 151 acres covers over two villages of Kisowera and Muduuma.
The land at Nakanyonyi is 426 acres and the titles are registered under the Church of Uganda Mukono diocese.
Mukono Diocesan Bishop James William Ssebaggala stressed that there are people who forcefully encroach on the Church land and construct illegal structures, with the support of leaders in the area.
Badru Musoke, one of the residents at Kisowera accused the church of forcing them to surrender the land which he said was inherited from their parents.