By Weswa Ronnie
Namisindwa District Local government Human Resource Officer, brother and sister have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and attempting to evict their own mother from her piece of land.
Stephen Kurima together with his brother, Mukhwana Kurima, a head teacher of Maresi primary government aided primary school and Sister Oliver Nasimiyu, a nurse at Mbale City Health Center were arrested on Tuesday, 7th March 2023.
The trio was arrested after the mother, Keremetina Mukite reported a case of assault and forceful eviction by her children to Legal International, a non-governmental organization that fights for the rights of orphans and Widows in Uganda.
While speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview at Namisindwa police station on Tuesday, Vidicket Manana, the public relations officer of Legal international said the arrest follows Keremetina Mukite’s report to their office last week seeking for help claiming her children attacked her and wanted her to get out of the land which her husband left for her before he died late last year.
Manana also says that they worked together with the police of Namisindwa in gathering the evidence before arresting them.
Mukite, the victim has asked police with Legal International to give her justice by protecting her from being chased out of her land by her own children.
She also says that she has all documents proving that her late husband gave her that land officially before death.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson has confirmed the arrest saying that the three are currently being detained at Namisindwa police station waiting to appear in court to answer charges of assault and attempting to evict their mother illegally.