Husband defends himself before Land Probe Commission for using Wife’s name in selling non existent Land
Another government official has been quizzed before the Land Probe Commission for his role in the displacement of more than 2000 people from their land in Maddu Sub County, Gomba District.
William Tumwine, an officer in charge of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme at the Ministry of Gender, is the husband to Stella Kakuba, an Office Supervisor at the Anti-Corruption Court, who was yesterday quizzed for appearing on a certificate of title of the disputed land that does not exist.
Evidence before the Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire shows that the evicted people had under their Kiboga Twegatte Cooperative Society purchased the disputed land from Stella Kakuba, who then connived with Tumwine, her husband to dupe the evictees of 1.6 billion shs for the purchase of the non-existent
land measuring 980 acres at Degeya-Kasambya in Gomba District.
However, in their defence, Kakuba accuses her husband of being the brain behind the questionable land transaction, while Tumwine accuses a Rwandese National Joseph Gahigi of using the influence of police and Resident District
Commissioner (RDC) Fred Nayebare to evict the people who rightfully own the land.
He testified that he bought kibanja interests from the family of the late Hood Matovu in 2006 and subsequently acquired a leasehold from Mpigi District, but he was shocked to learn four years after selling it to the Cooperative that Gahigi is claiming ownership of the same and evicting people.
It is alleged that on 10th/October/2017, Senior Police officers commanded by Director of Operations, Asuman Mugyenyi aided Businessman Joseph Gahigi of Rwandan origin, to evict the people within 30 minutes from the villages of Ddegeya and Kawungezi in Gomba District.