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Amolatar: Police stop violent land demonstrators 

Amolatar | Police said they have thwarted an unauthorized demonstration organized by locals in the Namasale area of Amolatar district.

On Monday, locals, in hundreds started a violent protest which could not reach far.

SP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga Regional PRO said the protest was in response to allegations made by Miss Katushabe Juliet.

The lady, Okema said, is an administrator of an estate believed to belong to the late Kawaki Nafutali, a former resident of Bungu cell in Namasale Town Council, Amolatar district.

“Miss Katushabe claimed ownership of the land, equivalent to 100 acres which were allegedly occupied by Mr. Okello Moses from Bungu cell.

“The disputed land has remained vacant since the tribal conflict in 1979. Through her legal representation, Eyotr & Co. Advocates located on Makerere Hill Road, Mirembe House 3rd floor, she wrote to the chairperson of Bungu cell, requesting a meeting with the community members who have occupied the land to engage in a dialogue today July 17, 2023.

Okema added: “However, this proposal did not sit well with the local residents, leading them to organize an unlawful protest while awaiting the arrival of Miss Katushabe Juliet and her lawyer.

“Upon receiving the information, the District Police Commander (DPC) of Amolatar and his team responded to the situation and managed to calm down the agitated locals by engaging with community leaders.

“The complainant and her lawyer were warned against visiting the site and were advised to pursue legal recourse through the appropriate courts of law,” SP Okema added.

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