Local police in the Amolatar District swiftly intervened to halt an unauthorized demonstration in the Namasale area earlier today.
The protest was sparked by a contentious land dispute involving a local resident, Miss Katushabe Juliet, and was organized by disgruntled locals.
Miss Juliet, the administrator of an estate believed to be the property of the late Kawaki Nafutali, a former resident of Bungu cell in Namasale Town Council, claimed ownership of the disputed 100-acre land. This claim is contested by Mr. Okello Moses from the same local cell who allegedly occupies the property. The land in dispute has been vacant since a tribal conflict in 1979.
Through her legal representation, Eyotr & Co. Advocates, Miss Juliet sent a letter to the chairperson of Bungu cell, requesting a meeting with the community members who have occupied the land. The purpose of the meeting, scheduled for today, was to engage in a dialogue in an attempt to resolve the matter amicably.
However, the proposed meeting stirred unrest among the local residents, who in response, organized an unlawful protest while awaiting the arrival of Miss Juliet and her legal representation.
On receiving this information, the District Police Commander (DPC) of Amolatar and his team moved quickly, arriving on the scene to control the situation. The DPC engaged with community leaders, managing to calm the agitated locals and prevent the situation from escalating further.
Miss Juliet and her legal team were cautioned against visiting the site and were instead advised to seek legal recourse through the appropriate courts of law.
This report was confirmed by SP Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for North Kyoga.