Police accused of protecting land grabber


Kampala. The family of the former chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce, the late John Katale Kabuye, has accused the Uganda Police of failing to arrest a man who allegedly sold the deceased’s property.
The property in question is a piece of land totalling 40 acres at Lutembe in Wakiso District.
“After learning that our father’s land had been sold illegally to some Eritreans by someone who is not the heir and without the consent of the entire family, we engaged the police little knowing we will be disappointed,” Mr John Kalungi Kabuye, the complainant, said.
Mr Kalungi, who stays in Nairobi, Kenya said the land was sold off by his stepbrother, Mr Oscar Chris Kalule, with the help of a Kampala based lawyer, Mr Moses Mugimba, at an unclear amount of money.
He, however, said for nearly two years when the file was sanctioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Mike Chibita, the Criminal Investigations and Crime Intelligence (CIID) directorate has never arrested the suspect. The DPP had ordered for arrest of Mr Kalule so that he is prosecuted.
The CIID spokesperson, Mr Vincent Sekatte, told Daily Monitor that efforts are underway to have Mr Kalule arrested though he has been at large for two years.
“It is true we have that matter and we are trying everything within our means to arrest the suspect but he is still at large,” Mr Sekatte said.
A source at CIID, who is privy to the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity, said detectives failed to arrest Mr Kalule because he shifted from his known house in Muyenga.


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