Ssekikuubo Accuses Saleh’s Wife Of Evicting 2,553 In Sembabule

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Addressing journalists on Friday at Parliament, Ssekikuubo said the eviction is intended to create space for the grazing of 150 Friesian cattle.

“On May 17, unknown UPDF soldiers dressed in military attire stormed three villages including Kinoni, Sembabule with 150 cows and ordered all occupants to vacate,” said the legislator.

Ssekikuubo said the cows belong to Joviah Saleh and her business associate Helen Kayongo, the director at the private security firm, Askar security group.

The legislator further observed that the soldiers were in possession of a land title endorsed by the Uganda Investment Authority. It showed the land was purchased at shs250m.

Joviah could not be reached for comment.


President Yoweri Museveni recently ordered that eviction of tenants by landlords across the country must stop.

Ssekikuubo opposed the alleged land transaction saying the current market value is at Shs1.35bn.

Flanked by Robert Ambikyire, one of the local council officials affected by the eviction, Sskikuubo warned that they are ready to face off with the security.

“We are ready to die in our land if they insist on getting rid of us in our inherent land in the name of doing business,” warned Ssekikuubo.

Ambikyire said they have been occupants of the land since independence and they don’t have any alternative land for relocation.

Police spokesperson Judith Nabakoba said she was not aware about the flaring tempers in Sembabule.

A land committee formed by Museveni and led by the line minister, Aida Nantaba to handle land wrangles suspended operations early this week, citing sabotage by courts.

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