KWEEN – There is heavy police deployment along the Bulambuli- Kween Border to prevent clashes between residents of the neighboring districts over land.
The Sippi Region Police Spokesperson, Rogers Taitike in a telephone interview confirmed the deployment.
He says it follows intelligence reports indicating that people in the two districts were mobilising to fight.
He adds that they have deployed to deter clashes that could lead to loss of lives.
Tension has been building between Bulambuli-Kween districts over 10,000 acres of land along the border.
The contested land is located between Nanam parish in Ngenge Sub County in Kween district and Bumufuni Sub County, which was curved from Bunambutye Sub County in Bulambuli district.
Early this week, Joseline Chelimo, the Speaker Kween district told journalists that they received information in August 2018 that Fol logistics company had bought land from Bulambuli district for rice growing but also encroached on Kween district.
She added the company started opening land and entered Kween district through Ngeng e Sub County.
Simon Peter Wanonzofu, the Bulambuli District chairperson, says there is need to establish a police station in the disputed area since it was corridor for cattle rustlers.