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Police destroys people’s houses, shops in Kireka Barracks evictions


Police together with UPDF on Friday destroyed peoples’ residential houses and shops at Kiganda zone in the ongoing operations to reclaim its land.
The affected areas include Kiganda Zone and Kireka D, in Kira municipality, Wali so district.
The operation which has taken around two weeks yesterday turned bloody when police engaged in running battles with locals who were opposing what they called forcefull illegal eviction.

One police officer was reportedly injured in the scuffle after being allegedly stoned to pulp by angry youths which escalated the situation.
In response the angry officers raided the peaceful locals at Thailand village in the evening, destroying each and everything.
These reportedly returned in the night hours and destroyed shops and houses located on the main road on the street.

The ongoing operation which has taken to two weeks so far, is aimed at reclaiming police land which civilians illegally settled onto, about 20 years a go.
Angry locals from Kiganda zone yesterday engaged running battles with police and other security officials who had come to evict them.
Locals this newspaper spoke to said property estimated to cost roughly around Shs500bn has been destroyed.

On November 13, police spokesperson Fred Enanga noted that operations to remove illegal occupants in police barracks have been concluded in Naguru Barracks, Ntinda Barracks, Nsambya Barracks and now Kireka Barracks.
The operation is expected to extend to other such establishments in Uganda’s capital.

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