The former Resident District Commissioner Gomba District, Fred Nayebare has appeared before the Land Probe Commission to explain his role in the 2017 eviction of more
than 2000 people from their land in Maddu Sub County, Gomba District.
Evidence before the Commission shows that on October 10, 2017, Nayebare in company of Senior Police officers
commanded by Director of Operations, Asuman Mugyenyi aided
businessman of Rwandan national, Joseph Gahigi to evict the people
within 30 minutes from the villages of Kawungezi and Degeya.
The evicted people had under their Kiboga Twegatte Cooperative Society purchased the disputed land measuring 980 acres, from two Government Officials Stella Kakuba and her husband William Tumwine at 1.6 billion shs.
However the RDC informed the Commission Chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that the evicted people became a security threat in Gomba the moment the people from whom they claim to have purchased the land, failed to lawfully settle them, and they started moving from place to another on top of becoming violent; one person died, houses and Police Detach were burnt down, and animals killed and eaten.
Nayebare testified that since Tumwine had no idea where the land was, and the claimants were becoming wild, he as the Chairperson of the Security Committee-Gomba engaged the Security Minister Elly Tumwine who communicated to former IGP, Kale Kayihura who also asked the Director Operations Asuman Mugyenyi to intervene.
The RDC refuted claims by the evicted people that they were raped and assaulted by Police, and that the Operation did not take 30minutes as alleged but it took Police three days to make sure that the displaced people go back to where they came from that is in Kiboga and Mubende.
He also told the Commission he does not know Joseph Gahigi and neither has he ever referred to the evicted people as Intarahamwe but their eviction was purely based on indiscipline and nothing else.
However Justice Bamugemereire did not agree with him and instead advised Nayebare who is now RDC Nakaseke, to stop victimising and start looking at the real solution to the problems he encounters in his course of duty.