Outspoken presidential advisor on media matters, Tamale Mirundi, has warned UPDF veteran soldier, Brig Kasirye Gwanga, to beware in his war against land grabbing mafias.
The Presidential Advisor on Security was released on police bond after being interrogated by a team officers from the army and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) at Military Police headquarters in Makindye on Monday.
The detectives at Katwe Police Station charged him with malicious damage of property.
Brig. Kasirye allegedly burnt a tractor which was being used to clear a plot of land he claims to be owned by his daughter, at in Naziba village, Lubowa, off Entebbe Road, recently.
The tractor was levelling a two-acre piece of land on Block 269 in Wakiso District which Brig. Kasirye claims belongs to his daughter.
Vincent Ssekate, the CID spokesman, said Brig. Ggwanga is expected to return to Military Police Makindye on Monday next week.
Appearing on NBS TV “Extra” programme Tuesday, Mirundi said the owner of the tractor is caught up between Brig Kasirye and the real land culprit.
“The mafia want Kasirye to be caught and humiliated. Mafia is never defeated,” Mirundi said.
He said the ‘members’ are never talked about in the news. “But I know the person behind the Kasirye land saga.”
Police opened a general enquiry file after watching the incident on television and social media but could not summon the soldier since eyewitnesses had declined to record statements.