Baluku becomes the second person to succumb to injuries sustained after the attack from the wild game in barely two days. On Friday, a seventy-five-year-old woman, one Caroline Nazziwa, a resident of Rwenguhyo village in Kisinga Sub County also died at Kagando Hospital following injuries she had sustained after a violent elephant attacked her from her farm in Kirembo.
Nelson Natukunda, the Kihihi Sub County LC 3 chairperson, says the officers managed to push back four Lions into the national park when they fired in the air. He however, says one of the Lions managed to get away and is still at large.
Julius Kathungu a farmer of cotton and maize at Buyinanule village near Queen Elizabeth says that passing of the bill comes as a sigh of relief. He says that he will no longer incur losses like it has always been the previous seasons whenever elephants strayed into his crop fields.
The bill tabled by Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa in July 2017, cites defects in the existing Uganda Wildlife Act which does not provide for compensation for loss of life and property arising from wildlife escaping from protected areas.
A family member told URN on condition of anonymity that Mbeeta left alone to work in the garden with the hope returning around midday. He however, says two militias emerged from the nearby bush armed with a rifle and tied Mbeetas hands and left with him.
The solar-powered project was launched with the construction of a 10-kilometer stretch at Kyanzeza Village of Kirugu Sub County, Rubirizi district along Queen Elizabeth National park. Upon the completion of the 10-kilometer Kyanzeza stretch, which is expected to take four months, another nine kilometres, will be fenced extending up to Kigarama.
According to an eye witness, unidentified gunmen shot the couple at around 8:40pm while walking to their home in Mwanjari trading center shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Mugabes family negotiated with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom money from USD 20,000 and settled for USD 7500. He says Mugabes family sent the money prompting his kidnappers to escort him to Ishasha border in the wee hours of Tuesday morning where they set him free.
The prosecution witness, Zadack Masereka, a police constable told court that they found the suspects with an unidentified girl inside a house taking sodas pretending to be visitors yet they were negotiating to buy a tortoise.
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.