Mbarara District Security Committee Blocks Eviction of 60 Families

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Upon the death of Karabareme, Kebite obtained letters of administration and successfully sued all the occupants on the land for trespass through Mbarara magistrate's court. She secured a court order, which has caused panic amongst the affected residents forcing Mbarara District Security Committee to intervene.

Mbarara district security committee has blocked the eviction of more than 60 families from a disputed piece of land. The affected people occupy are a 50 acre piece of land in Bwenkoma in Nyakayojo Sub County in Mbarara district.
 
The land reportedly belongs to Mary Kebita. She claims to have acquired the land following the death of her brother Joseph Karabareme, the heir to the estate of their late father George Mpekire. Karabareme was appointed care taker to the property by the clan leaders but he reportedly subdivided the land and sold it to different people before he died.
 
Upon the death of Karabareme, Kebite obtained letters of administration and successfully sued all the occupants on the land for trespass through Mbarara magistrate's court.  She secured a court order, which has caused panic amongst the affected residents forcing Mbarara District Security Committee to intervene.
 
Moses Mwebesa, the Deputy Mbarara Resident District Commission and Justus Mbaramye, the officer in charge of land matters at Mbarara central police station have stopped Kebita from proceeding with her plans to evict the affected residents.
 
Mwebesa says they interned to stop the eviction after the affected families threatened to shed blood. Zainabu Mbabazi, the head of the affected residents says they have temporarily halted all their activities on the land for fear of making double looses incase Kebita goes ahead to evict them.


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Alex Kanyamunyu, the LC1 chairperson Bwenkoma village wonders why Kebite wants to evict the residents after so many years when all the land transactions where done with the full knowledge of her family and local leaders.

 
Kebita has remained tight lipped on the matter despite efforts by URN to seek her comment.