The Kampala District Land Board secretary Sarah Tusiime has been arrested on allegations of land-related fraud in the Kampala Capital City Authority.
The Kampala District Land Board secretary Sarah Tusiime has been detained at the Central Police Station on allegations of land-related fraud in the Kampala Capital City Authority.
On Friday, Tusiime reported to Central Police Station to make a statement over allegations of selling KCCA land to business tycoons using forged documents.
A source who talked to Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity says after making a statement, the police detectives detained her for some hours before taking her to her office at City Hall for a search.
The source says that after her office search on Friday she was whisked to Kawempe police station where she spent the night.
Ibin Senkumbi, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman declined to comment on the matter, asking the URN reporter for more time.
But KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi says she has been informed of Tusiime’s arrest, saying that for sometime criminal investigations have been going on as a way of cleaning up the Kampala District Land Board.
She however added that the matter is now a police case, who shall give more details.
According to the source, the land fraud involves the Kampala District land board, land brokers and businessmen. On Tuesday, detectives attached to KCCA interrogated David Musinguzi, one of the implicated city businessmen for his alleged involvement in the illegal sale of KCCA land located on Plot 226 Spring Road in Nakawa.
Musinguzi allegedly bought the land from the disbanded Kampala City Council-KCC in 2000 at 150 million shillings but sold it to Omar Mandela, the proprietor of City Oil at 900 million shillings. The source says that Musinguzi’s case is one of the many that are being followed up by KCCA. Mandela could not be reached to comment on the allegations.
Earlier on, Yusufu Nsibambi, the Kampala District Land Board chairman had told Uganda Radio Network that he is aware of the ongoing investigations. He, however, down played the importance of the investigations saying that the 1995 Constitution and the Land Act leave land ownership in the hands of the people not KCCA or the central government.
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