KAMPALA- The family of the late Ben Kiwanuka has asked government to rescue their land in Nalukolongo that was recently taken over by a money lender over Shs1b debt.
Sources close to the family said that Maurice Kiwanuka Kagimu, the son of the late Ben Kiwanuka, who allegedly mortgaged the land, recently met Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odong over the same.
Gen Odong confirmed the meeting to this newspaper in a telephone interview and said that Mr Kagimu had identified some areas where the family want to be helped.
“Mr Kagimu actually met me and gave me a list of areas where government should help the family,” Gen Odong said on Monday.
The home of Uganda’s first black Chief Justice, the late Kiwanuka, in Nalukolongo on Masaka Road, Rubaga Division, was on Saturday razed under unclear circumstances.
The demolition has since raised a storm among the public and political circles, with majority accusing Mr Kagimu, the heir of the family, of failing to protect his late father’s property.
Last month, President Museveni sent State Minister for Internal Affairs Obiga Mario Kania and State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi to meet the family members over the demolished home.