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Bagisu want Semei Kakungulu's descendants evicted from ''stolen' land
Semei Kakungulu was a Muganda general who was employed by the British Colonialists in the early 1900s to invade, capture and administer most of what is today eastern Uganda, including the present day Bugisu sub-region.

Umukuka Bob Mushikori, the cultural leader of the Bamasaba in Bugisu sub-region, is demanding that the descendants of Semei Kakungulu’s should be evicted from land they have occupied since the colonial days.

 

The Umukuka says the Kakungulu family is settled on land, which should be returned to the indigenous Bamasaba from whom it was grabbed.

 

The Bamasaba cultural leader made the remarks while appearing before the commission of inquiry into land matters, which is currently sitting in Mbale.

Semei Kakungulu was a Muganda general who was employed by the British Colonialists in the early 1900s to invade, capture and administer most of what is today eastern Uganda, including the present day Bugisu sub-region.

During this time, Semei Kakunguru occupied huge chunks of land in the present day sub-counties of Namanyonyi, Nakaloke, Lwasso and Bungokho Mutoto.

The colonial occupation that Kakungulu facilitated and his own participation in large-scale land-grabbing left a sense of injustice, which is still felt to this day among the