This is after a Daily Monitor article said that the CJ has informed the President about the troubles they are having with Balaalo (herdsmen).
Apparently, these herdsmen are a problem for people especially farmers in northern Uganda specifically Acholi subregion. According to Owiny-Dollo, the current Balaalo disturbing them are not the usual and common ones.
They are rather a clique of 15 Museveni ministers. And the CJ wondered why the President let them wreak havoc in the area.
However, Andrew Mwenda disagreed with this take. He said that he doesn’t see anything wrong if someone goes to a certain area and buys or leases land to rear their cows.
This is because most people currently live where they don’t ethnically and historically belong. Mwenda asked the CJ who has a home in Kampala whether he bought the land or if he grabbed it from a Muganda.
“If I may ask the chief justice with all due respect: If as a Ugandan I go to Acholi region and buy or lease or rent land from an Acholi clan or family to rear my cows, what is wrong with that? He, like many of us, owns a house in Kampala. Did he grab Baganda land?”
Furthermore, the Independent Magazine boss said that he finds it shocking that the CJ calls commercial transactions of land in Acholi grabbing.
He additionally said that it’s disturbing the CJ thinks that land in Acholi is for one ethnicity and Ugandans from elsewhere can’t buy it. According to him, it would be a disaster if all ethnicities woke up and started chasing people from their land.
Many people from different tribes have lived in large numbers and settled amongst other tribes. And harmony is there among them which is what makes Uganda one country.
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