The Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj Gen. Kahinda Otafiire has been brought again to spot light after information leaked that he grabbed government land totaling to five acres, SPYREPORTS has exclusively established. The land in question is located in Njeru Sub County in Buikwe district.
According to the information obtained by this investigating website, Gen.Otafiire started encroaching on Government land two months ago when he began constructing some houses without Authority.
Some of the documents that were availed to us indicate that on 8th Feb a group of army officers armed with guns stormed Njeru stock farm which is government owned and threatened the workers.
“The UPDF Officers had forged land title in the names of Otafiire. After showing us fake title, they started delivering building materials using UPDF trucks. They warned us not to interfere with General’s work,” one of the occupants on the farm told us.
Residents added that when they were threatened by UPDF officers, they reported the matter to the Manager who again reported to RDC Kagayi Jane.
When RDC Kagayi intervened and halted all activities that were being carried on the land, she received threats from Gen.Otafiire warning her to back off from his works.
The RDC Later wrote to Police and Agriculture Ministry over Gen.Otafiire’s threats but to her surprise no help was offered to block Gen Otafiire.
The tough RDC after failing to get assistance from Police and Agriculture Ministry, she wrote to Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who heads Land Commission probe to save government land from Mafias.
According to reliable sources from security, Justice Bamugemereire, wrote to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola to start investigations and present a report to her commission within ten days.
Sources further reveal that Justice Bamugemereire has also ordered Gen Otafiire to vacate government land within seven days.
Bamugemererire also summoned minister of Agriculture to explain how people got land tittles on government land. The committee is set to start probing the land anytime from now.