Madhvani Sugar Cane Workers Cut Journalist of Vision Group Amon Mukasa

A journalist from Vision Group of company Amon Mukasa survived from being killed by Madhvani sugar workers when he had gone to cover a story in Kayunga district in Bbaale Sub County.

Mukasa was covering land wrangle between the family of Eliyeza and Madhvani Company who they accuse of grabbing their land by force and started planting sugar canes without compensating them.

He explains that when he arrived at the land in Bbaale sub county an Indian man has approached him and afterwards the started making phone calls to yet unknown people what followed it was an attack on them.

Mukasa say that men holding pangas and sticks attacked them and they started beating plus cutting them and they survived death narrowly.

The camera which he was using to cover was grabbed from him and destroyed by undressing him and was made to move on village without any cloth on his body.

Mukasa sustained wounds near his neck as the gang believed to belong to Madhvani Company tried to cut his throat.

The journalist was brought to a health facility in Mukono town to get better treatment so that his life can be saved.

Other people who sustained serious injuries include Julius Sentubiro and Godfrey Ssentogo who are accusing Madhvani Company of grabbing their land.

Executive director of Human Rights Network For Journalists Uganda Robert Ssempala who visited Amon Mukasa said police have to arrest all those people involved themselves in this evil act starting with the manager who commanded them.

He asked police to deploy other police detectives to investigate this matter apart from those detectives of Kayunga district who seems to have side.