Mpamu had used social media to communicate with tourists. Police arrested him on October 10th and arraigned the suspect before the court on October 15th, 2021 on charges of obtaining money by false pretence.
Police in Kabale have launched investigations into circumstances under which a 60-year-old British national has died. Shukla Mukesh died on Saturday at around 5PM in Kyevu Butanda sub county, Kabale District.
James Mukwase, a tour transporter in the area, says that the presence of the fake guides frustrates visitors some of whom have ended up cancelling their visits. He implores the Uganda Tourism board to clean up the sector and ensure that ill-intentioned individuals do not infiltrate the industry.
Fedelesi Kanyanmunyu, the Director of Wagtail Eco Safari camp in Rubuguri town board in Kirundo Sub County in Kisoro district, says the state of the roads has worsened with the onset of the rainy season.
Last year alone, over 50 tourists from Europe and Asia who visited Uganda for gorilla tracking and the Batwa Cultural experience trail in Bwindi-Mgahinga Conservation Area chose to stay with homes, Richard Munezeero, the Kisoro District Tourism Officer says.
Twelve people have been killed by crocodiles in the month of November alone in a province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the administrator of the territory of Kasai-Oriental, Crispin Maria most of the dead were killed by the animals as they drew water from river Tshilemba.
Two of the tourists, a Kenyan identified as Samuel Wanyaga and Daniel Lanti a Swedish National were injured in the attack that took place on August 10th 2014. This brings to three, the number of persons who have been arrested in connection with the incident.
A group of three game rangers attached to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park have been arrested in connection with death of an elephant. It is believed that they shot the elephant over the weekend.
Peter Angwara, the Kanungu district police commander confirms that the two were traced and arrested by game rangers who found them in possession of sharp spears, snares and wild meat. They were later handed over to Kanungu police station.
Kabale bus operators are yet to heed police calls for increased security awareness. Police issued a directive on 26th April calling on all places where people gather to ensure there is security screening. The call was due to terror alert warnings. No steps have been taken for passenger safety in the public transportation areas though.