Antonio Kalyango, the Executive Director of ASDI, says encroachers have taken advantage of the laxity in enforcing environmental protection laws during the lockdown, to take over protected areas in parts of Masaka, Lwengo, Rakai, Kyotera and Kalungu district.
The Tanzanian national had temporarily been isolated at an undisclosed facility as health workers waited for an ambulance to transfer him together with four others to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
The deceased include Mary Nanyonjo, 13, her sister Sharon Nazziwa, 15, and their 14-year-old cousin, Josephine Nakafeero. It is alleged that the trio drowned on Monday when they decided to cool off in the river after collecting firewood.
It is alleged that Kyamanywa and his other siblings raided the home of Joseph Mbale on Saturday evening accusing him of practicing witchcraft. As a result of anger, Mbale picked up a machete and hacked Kyamanywa on the head and neck severally killing him instantly.