Ten individuals armed with machetes attacked residents in Nabusugwe Village, Goma Division, Mukono Municipality, Mukono District today, as they attempted to resolve a long-standing land dispute between two local women.
Margret Nakintu and Dora Kyasiimire have been embroiled in a conflict over the demarcation that separates their properties.
On the morning of October 8, their hostility escalated.
Nakintu claims that Kyasiimire hired around ten individuals, each armed with either a machete or a spade, to assault her.
“As I was about to enter the bathroom, I heard a man scream, ‘there she is,’ and a spade was swung at me, narrowly missing my head,” Nakintu recounted on October 8.
She continued, “I rushed to Jinja Misindye Police Post, but didn’t find assistance. It wasn’t until I approached UPDF soldiers at Jomayi Police Post that I received help, even though later, police from Jinja Misindye did respond.”
Josephine Namukwaya was stoned, and her phone was damaged while she was recording the chaos. Irene Nanyombi stated that she was slapped and kicked by one of the assailants. Rosette Nanvuma, Nakintu’s daughter, was struck in the waist with a large stick.
Nakintu said she contacted the police at around 9 am, but they didn’t arrive until approximately 1 pm.
“I’m now contemplating whether we should seek help from the Police or the UPDF,” she remarked.
A police officer, who chose to remain anonymous because he lacks authorization to speak to the media, dismissed her account as “inaccurate.” However, he acknowledged that they had responded to a distress call about machete-wielding attackers in a land dispute.