Several workers in Mukono district are nursing wounds after being terrorized by a UPDF soldier identified as Maj. Mark Wanyama who has been in the land battle for the past few years.
The workers who belong to Mukono based businessman, Jackson Twinamasiko were reportedly assaulted with pangas, lethal objects and burning their shelters by a group of young men armed with machetes and hammers.
The soldier is accused of destroying Twinamasiko’s crops, trees, stealing animals among others.
He is also accused of using an unknown group of young men to clobber Twinamasiko’s workers and leaving them helpless in a quest to acquire the land which doesn’t belong to him.
According to Twinamasiko, Wanyama has since 2019 been engaged in a conflict with him in respect to ownership of the seven acres of land at Kyaggwe which is situated at Mbeya Island Katosi, Mukono District.
The matter in the High Court at Mukono is still pending final determination.
Twinamasiko said that he has reported the “unprofessional” conduct of this soldier who is of the higher rank and his “criminal activities” to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and the office of the Chief of Defence Forces.
Twinamasiko claimed that the officer and his gang have continued to do more harm than good and destroy his things on the contentious land. END