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The Untouchable Tormentor Kiconco Speaks Out: I Won’t Leave Lusanja Land Unless They Pay Me All The Money I’ve Spent

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Troubled businessman Medard Kiconco, who allegedly evicted over 350 families and demolished their homes in Lusanja  Kawempe Division has been unearthed.

Kiconco, who appeared before Bamugemereire’s land probe for grilling today told journalist at the commission offices in Wandegeya that, “I hear a lot of accusations put against my name, I am here, you have been telling people that am in hiding. Whatever happened at Lusanja, it was not my fault and don’t waste your time asking me that, you go and ask court, they are the ones who gave me my land back.”

He disclosed that he purchased the land on block 206 plot 671 Mutubba 11 Mpererwe, from Paul Katabazi

Bitabariho, the administrator of the late Katabariho. He said that before he bought the land, he first verified that he was buying the land from the rightful owner and discovered that the Late Bitabariho bought the land from Manjeri Lukuse Namasole in 1979.

He revealed that when he went to Buganda Land Board to verify whether the said land was owned by  Namasole, he was informed that the land was owned by Namasole but she sold it to Bitabariho.

The title that Kiconco showed as proof of ownership

Kiconco noted that after verifying the land, he bought it. He said that after buying the land, he discovered that it had encroachers.

He asked the area local leadership to advise him on how to deal with the encroachers, Henry Sejemba the chairperson of Ssekanyonyi village where the land located advised him to compensate the people who were residing on his land. Kiconco said that he paid over 100 people who were claiming that they own ‘bibanja’ on the land.

“Some of those people even cheated me, I compensated all of them, I gave everyone Shs 75m and above. Others left willingly, like that man Samuel Mayanja who I saw crying before the president when he visited Lusanja,” Kiconco noted.

He added that when the people refused to vacate his land, he decided to go to court, he was given an order by Baker Rwatooro the deputy Registrar Execution Division of the High Court Kampala to evict them from the land.

He said that after obtaining eviction orders, he hired Spear Leak Auctioneer to process the land and give it to him as court had ordered. He said that Moses Kirunda, a court Bailiff from Spear Leak Auctioneers did the eviction and he only received a report from Kirunda showing that the court order was implemented and the land was vacated. Kiconco put the blame for the Lusanja eviction on political leaders especially Wakiso District member of Parliament Rosemary Seninde and junior lands Minister Persis Namuganza who politicised the matter.

Kiconco speaking to the press

He said that Namuganza and Seninde lied to the president when he visited Lusanja that he evicted over 350 families from his land which was not true because he only owns 9.6 acres of land. He added that he didn’t evict people of Lusanja, the people he evicted are from Sekanyoni village in Kampala not in Wakiso as Seninde claims.

“I wonder what type of MP Seninde is who doesn’t even know the boundaries of her district. Maybe she wants to show the president that she is working hard,” Kiconco said.  He said the land in Lusanja belongs to

Paul Katabazi and it’s a lease mailo land on block 198 plot 55 Mpigi.

Kiconco further accused Namuganza and Seninde of defrauding the president and showing him fake people who they claim were evicted from the land. He said that the people who met the president were not among those evicted from his land.

He rubbished Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s claim before the president that her commission has been investigating the land dispute in Lusanja. He revealed that from the day he bought the land, he has never seen any summons from the commission that they are investigating him.

He said that as per now, he is not ready to leave his land because he paid for it and he is not willing to just leave it to go because a politician has put him on pressure. Kiconco bragged that if Museveni wants him to leave the land, he should pay him all the money he spent buying it.

“I am not a thief, I have never stolen anybody’s property and I can’t just leave my property to go. I am just looking for survival like any other person,” Kiconco said.

When asked about his relationship with the first family, Kiconco, who first smiled said that it’s not true that he is working for the first family. He accused Namuganza and Sseninde of politicizing the matter to get something from the president. He revealed that he is planning to establish a juice factory on the land and he has already acquired money from equity bank.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Fire Guts Ntare School Headteacher’s House, Destroys Car…

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Mr. Jimmy Turyagyenda and the car which was burnt

Mbarara police is investigating the cause of fire that gutted the house of the Ntare School headteacher, Mr Jimmy Turyagyenda, destroying his car.

There was a fire outbreak in the school at the headmaster’s residence.

Rwizi region police spokesperson Samson Kasasira said that the head teacher’s vehicle, a Toyota corolla, which was in the garage that is connected to main house and other household property was destroyed in the fire which started at around 2pm on Saturday, May 23.

The Mbarara fire team put out the fire that had gutted the garage that is connected to main house.

Cause of the fire is suspected electric short circuiting from the car battery.

Mr. Kasasira said police preliminary findings indicate that the fire could have started from electric short circuit in the garage connected to the kitchen.

Mr. Turyagyenda’s story

 

By Sandra Mukisa

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Museveni Commissions Wargame Centre At Kimaka…

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President Museveni has commissioned a wargame centre at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Jinja District.
Speaking at the occasion, the President thanked the army, the training teams and the Indian Association of Uganda who mobilised to build the center, saying it will definitely contribute to the quality of training.
‘This centre is also a great gesture of the wider cooperation and support we enjoy with the government and the people of India’’
The President hailed the relationship between the UPDF and the Indian army which he said has a lot of knowledge, experience and heroism.
“Our relationship with India has existed for centuries. We were colonised together by a small group of people who came from Europe, but when we all woke up, and the small groups ran away.
During that time, we fought together first against the Japanese in Burma. The heroic Indians are the ones who stopped the westward expansion of Japan at the famous battle of Kohima.


Mahatma Ghandi struggled with our elders against colonialism, Jawaharlal Nehru too struggled with our elders against colonialism and now we are working with Prime Minister Narendera Modi. I salute the Indian political class for choosing to always work with us.
The epitome of India’s importance to Uganda is engraved in the fact that Mahatma Ghandi’s ashes were immersed in Jinja.
President Museveni commended the the Indian Community in Uganda, for its contribution to building Uganda through business and investment.
The Uganda Senior Command and staff college is a training facility for senior commanders in the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), including the army, air force and Special Forces

WHAT ARE WAR GAMES?
War games also known as military simulations are simulations in which theories of warfare can be tested and refined without the need for actual hostilities. Military simulations are seen as a useful way to develop tactical, strategical and doctrinal solutions.
Simulations exist in many different forms, with varying degrees of realism. In recent times, the scope of simulations has widened to include not only military but also political and social factors, which are seen as inextricably entwined in a realistic warfare model.

 

From: PPU

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VIDEO: Gov’t Should Pay All Teachers’ Salaries, Schools Bills And Give All Schools Food Relief If They Are To Re-open Them – Musician Jose Chameleone…

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Musician Jose Chameleone (Courtesy Photo)

Musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone has advised government to pay salaries for all teachers including those in private schools and schools bills if they are to reopen them.

In a five minute video on his social me page, the Lord Mayor aspirant warned that it would be suicidal to send kids back to school without a proper plan because currently, every parent is struggling financially.

“On Monday 18th May, when the President made his speech on easing the lockdown, I felt that many issues were not addressed well. I have picked only three – Schools, Public transport and small businesses – for today, to respond. I have made mention of their status and presented a number of Proposals for us and the state to consider,” he said.

Here is his video:

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