YESTERDAY on Wednesday 1st September 2021, Luweero court remanded Princess Faridah Bwanga Namirembe to Kigo Prison until September 13th 2021. On Thursday last week, Bwanga was arrested in Luweero by the Head State House Anti corruption unit Col. Edith Nakalema which arrest must have caused unrest amongst members of the First Family! In this story, we strictly take you through how and why Princess Bwanga was arrested last week, how she was released and the genesis of everything. Enjoy the story.
Princess Bwanga was arrested on allegations of impersonation and tresspass, not land grabbing as lies made rounds on social media and other substandard media platforms.
She was on Friday transferred from Luweero to CPS in Kampala where she was interrogated about her State House job description. She instead reffered them to her boss, President Museveni.
Led by Mr. Nzeire who is President Museveni’s young brother, a group of members of the first family on Saturday raided Kampala Central Police Station and ordered her release with immediate effect.
Other first family members who intervened were Gen. Salim Saleh’s son and another one (names withheld) who came with Prince Kimera.
Kampala CPS had to send for the Luweero Police Station file from where she was arrested on Thursday and the OC CID came on a bodaboda to bring a file which they used to release Bwanga on police bond.
For starters, Princess Bwanga is a State House employee deployed by President Museveni on special duties and we are told she reports directly to First son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
On many occasions, Bwanga has been cited resolving land wrangles. Sometime around 2011, President Museveni linked to His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II through this Princess and this news website has copies of letters from President Museveni to Kabaka having Namirembe Bwanga’s name highlighted.
In fact, she played a pivotal role in returning a bunch of Buganda Kingdom land titles.
We shall come back to this later!
All started with Haji Ibrahim Lumu, father-in-law to Princess Namirembe Bwanga who approached her about a one Kigaba Aloysius Bukenya whom he accuses of trespassing and grabbing his land located in Kikyuusa, Luweero.
Kigaba reached out to Haji Lumu offering to buy his land. However Lumu excused himself saying his land wasnt for sale. So, according to Haji Lumu, Kigaba chose to use force and connections to grab his land.
Lumu who was accompanied by his son Abdul Mpanga narrated to Princess Bwanga how the untouchable Kigaba was hiring goons armed with machetes to butcher innocent people working on his farm.
“Whenever they attack my people, they cut them with pangers and demolish my houses. During the recent 42 days Covid-19 lock down, he grabbed a piece of my land and built on it a two roomed house. I have reported this matter at Luweero Police Station where I have not received any help. I highly suspect that the police officers also fear him or have been compromised in a way. They just look on as him and his workers continue to terrorise people they find at my farm.” A hopeless Haji Lumu told Princess Bwanga showing her about seven police references when he reported Kigaba at police.
Lumu lodged a complain to PSU at Kireka about the conduct of Luweero Police but by the time he decided to run to Princess Bwanga, he had not been helped.
She advised him to go to Ministry of Lands Luweero zonal office at Bukalasa.
On reaching at Bukalasa, Princess Bwanga requested to meet the land Registrar and the DSS.
She asked them to bring the said land file and was shocked to discover how the white page was tempered with, white washed and the true land owner’s name fidgeted with to indicate that late Mikayiri Kalibwamu who sold this land to late Matayo Mpanga Kibimbo grand father to Haji Ibrahim Lumu was actually the owner of the land.
Lumu’s father, late Kafumbe was the heir to Matayo Mpanga Kibimbo.
Princess Bwanga who talked to us from her Makindye palace reffered to this as typical fraud since Mikayiri had sold land to Matayo Mpanga as far back as 1930 and the two are dead.
“I advised that the file be taken to Kampala to ascertain how a dead person resurrected to re-own the land he sold about 90 years ago. Bukalasa land Registrar agreed with us in the presence of Haji Lumu’s lawyers to bring the file to Kampala.” Princess Bwanga explained.
At Kampala, Mr. Karuhanga, the land commissioner advised that Lumu’s lawyer writes a letter requesting for the cancellation of the tempered with land title and reinstate the true owners.
PRINCESS BWANGA VISITS LAND IN QUESTION
From Bukalasa, Haji Lumu asked Princess Bwanga to visit the land and see with her naked eyes how Kigaba tresspassed on his land and she even talk to the victims.
In a recorded video seen by this news website, Princess Bwanga was filmed interrogating men she found cleaning the ground on Lumu’s land about who brought them there.
Some said they came from Kayunga, others from Lira and confessed how they were brought by Kigaba during Covid 19 to clear this land ground.
KIGABA’S GOONS ATTACK PRINCESS BWANGA
As Princess Bwanga and team were leaving, a group of men holding big sticks and machetes surrounded them ready to pounce on her. God is good, her police guards intercepted them and managed to arrest about nine of the attackers.
They were brought to Luweero Police Station where a lady officer Nalwoga said to be the RPC opted to keep out of this case fearing for her safety.
Princess Bwanga assured her how she was safe only that her guards had arrested a group of youth who wanted her dead!
We were told, madam RPC’s response shocked the complainants.
She said, “You guys this time I am going to arrest you. I told you to back off from attacking people but you don’t listen. Today I give up on you.”
She referred them to the OC CID saying for her, she had no time for that.
OC CID detained the suspects and one of the police officers guarding Bwanga, made a police statement to show how they arrested them.
The next day, to every one’s shock police released the suspects.
HOW LUWEERO POLICE ARRESTED PRINCESS BWANGA
On day two after she left Luweero, Princess Bwanga was summoned to Luweero Police on the pretext that they were going for a locus visit on the land from where her guards arrested men who attacked her.
RPC Nalwoga ordered Bwanga to identify herself and before she said a word, DPC was directed to arrest Princess on charges of impersonation and tresspassing.
She was arrested alongside her drivers and two of her aides.
That evening, she recalls, a drone car came to pick her but she refused being moved that late.
On Friday morning, a forest of police officers from Kampala was sent by Nakalema to pick her from Luweero.
Her police guards came following their boss.
She was driven direct to CPS to record another statement.
At CPS, she refused to reveal her State House job description and referred them to the appointing authority, the Head of State.
She was made to sleep in the cells of CPS on Friday. She was released on Saturday.
MORE FACTS ABOUT THE LUWEERO LAND
After buying about 304 acres from Mikayiri Kalibwami in 1930s, Matayo Mpaga Kibimbo distributed it amongst his children leaving out 62 acres for himself and his successors.
Each of his three girls got land. Luci Mwenyango got 69.60 acres, Esteri Nambi got 20 which is Block 488 plot 8 and Lukia Bansuna got 70 acres. Plot 11 is the land for Bansuna and Mwenyango.
About 80 acres are said tp be occupied by a one Ssalongo and Haji Lumu is not aware how this one came to own part of their Land.
Lumu got letters of adminstration for his two aunties, Lukia Bansuna and Luci Mwenyango.
The original plot 9 became plot 10 which is the land for successors.
Aloysius Bukenya Kigaba owns land near Haji Lumu’s land. Kigaba took over his grand father Nkwanga’s land on plot 5.
On 30th September 2019, Musan Associates wrote to the The Registrar Bukalasa, Luweero Lands introducing Mr. Lumu Ibrahim as the Administrator of the Estate of Lukia Bansuna, Lusi Mwenyango and Esteri Nambi of Kaswa Bulemeezi.
Lawyers Said, “We act for and on behalf of our client Mr. Lumu Ibrahim the administrator of the above captioned Estate with instructions, we introduce him to you.”
Letter says that Mr. Lumu is the administrator of the Estate of the Late Matayo Mpanga, whose daughters are Esteri Nambi, Lukia Bansuna and Lusi Mwenyango.
That sometimes, a one Kigaba Aloysius Bukenya approached Lumu Ibrahim and informed him about the Estate land in issue belonging to his predecessors.
That at the time having been told by Kigaba, Lumu Ibrahim made a follow up and approached the registrar in Bukalasa land office a one Koreta at the time. Our client was told that he can not be given any document for lack of authority ( Letters of Administration).
Having acquired the letters of Administration, Lumu Ibrahim went back to Bukalasa and found out that the blue pages were available, that is to say, Esteri Nambi, Lukia Bansuna and Lusi Mwenyango all being derived from the same MRV 103/12.
However, when he opted to process the titles of the same, he was told that the blue pages of Lukia Bansuna and Lucia Mwenyango were missing, and that the only one present was that of Esteri Nambi.
Mr. Lumu struggled to acquire title of the land belonging to the successor of Matayo Mpanga whereof he is the administrator vid Block 488 Plot 4 Kaswa Luweero.
We therefore request your authority to authorise Mr. Lumu Ibrahim open boundaries and acquire a survey report to allow him process for the land title belonging to the Estate which is plot 11 as the residue left. We await for your cooperation and quick response with regard to the same.
On 11th March 2020, lawyers of Musan Associates wrote to the The Commissioner Lands about the Area schedule vid 103/12 of Kaswa Bulemeezi. It was received on 12 March 2020.
The letter reads, “Reference is made to the above subject matter. We write to you with regard to the issues discussed verbally in your office with regard to the same.That you requested for an area schedule of the same so as to enable you conduct an investigation and make a bolstered decision in reference to the missing blue pages of Lukia Bansuna and Ruth Mwenyango.”
“We therefore request you through your office to respond accordingly by allowing our client process the title of the missing blue pages. Hope our request shall be put into your consideration.” Wrote Musan Associates
On 17th August 2021, Musan Associates acting on the instructions of Lumu Ibrahim the administrator of the Estate of Lukia Bunsana and Luci Mwenyango, wrote to the Registrar Bukalasa Land Office requesting for research of Block No. 488 plot 11 at Kaswa Bulemeezi in Luweero. They wanted to ascertain the status of the above captioned plot. They wanted this office to provide them with an official search letter thereafter.
On the same day, the same lawyers wrote to the Registrar Land Bukalasa, Re: Complaint on Block 488 plot 11 at Kaswa Bulemeezi in Luweero district.
We act for and on behalf of Lumu Ibrahim on whose instructions we address you as follows:
That the above captioned number is derived from MRV 299 Folio 9.
That on the 27th July 2020, a detailed area schedule was issued with information reflecting plot 11 as residue.
That it was reflected in the same area schedule that Lukia Bansuna and Luci Mwenyango are entitled to survey from plot 9, from which the residue is generated.
That Mr. Lumu is the administrator of the Estate of Matayo Mpanga, Lukia Bansuna and Luci Mwenyango.
That Mr. Lumu Ibrahim acquired title plot 10 in 2016 as the successor of Matayo Mpanga as reflected by the MRV title.
That Mr. Lumu is in the process of acquiring the title of Lukia Bansuna and Luci Mwenyango respectively.
That given the comprehensive distribution of land as indicated in the MRV, Mikali Kalibwame having been the first proprietor ceased to have part or any of the Estate whatsoever as reflected in the MRV.
That our client was surprised having been told that plot 11 as residue belongs to Mikari Kalibwame and that title to the whole residue was issued in 2018 as indicated by the district staff surveyor. Whereof, we verily believe that this was fraudulent transaction that took place without our client’s knowledge.
That when you add up the Estate of Lukia Bansuna and Luci Mwenyango, it automatically adds up to the total hectares (56.4) as indicated in the area schedule.
We therefore request for the following;
1) The permission be granted to survey the said residue conducted by a surveyor.
2) Cancellation of the title of Block 488 plot 11 that was fraudulently acquired/issued in 2018.
3) That title to the respective Estates be processed and issued to the administrator of both estates.
On 18th August 2021, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development, Luweero Ministry Zonal office wrote to Musan Associates about statement of search of Bulemeezi Block 488 plot 11 as at 18th August 2021.
The following entries appeared on the Title register;
Title: LANDS AT KASWA BULEMEEZI BLOCK 488 PLOT 11
Area: 56.4000 hectares
Owner: Mikaeri Kalibwani of Kaswa registered on 1st October 2018 at 9:24 am under instrument no. BUK174279
“It is for you to satisfy yourself that this land is the property of the person whom you are interested in and not of someone else of the same name.” Wrote Jamirah Lunkuse, Registrar of Titles, for commissioner land Registration.
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