4,000 Residents in Masaka Living in Fear over Looming Eviction

4,000 residents in Kyesiiga sub-county, Masaka district are living in fear of eviction. The land measuring 2.1 square miles is being claimed by Daniel Kayizzi. The affected residents are living in seven villages of Lukolo, Bunyuma, Mulema, Lwemodde, Biringo, Katikamu, and Mikobe. 72-year-old Emmanuel Kafeero and Paul Mukasa, all residents say that a group of people led by Kayizzi in the presence of armed security personnel surveyed and placed mark stones on the disputed land, claiming to have certificates of ownership. Kafeero indicates that they have settled on the same…

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