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Two Men Jailed for Encroaching On Game Reserve

Court presided over by Chief Magistrate Geoffrey Emmy Seyekwo heard that on January 19the two men illegally entered Kabwoya Wildlife Area, in Kabwoya Sub County, Hoima district without authority, contrary to provisions of the wildlife act.
The Chief Magistrates Court in Hoima has jailed two men for encroaching on a game reserve.

The convicts are Madrai Kasimiro, 53, a fisherman at Kaiso landing site and Adama Mademoiselle, 64, a tailor, also resident of the same landing site in Buseruka Sub County. They will spend one year in Jail.

Court presided over by Chief Magistrate Geoffrey Emmy Seyekwo heard that on January 19the two men illegally entered Kabwoya Wildlife Area, in Kabwoya Sub County, Hoima district without authority, contrary to provisions of the wildlife act.

They were also involved in the destruction of vegetation, affected the protected species within the game reserve. They pleaded guilty to the charges and confirmed to court that they had cut down two trees in order to get out timber by the time they were arrested.

However, state prosecutor Robert Arinaitwe told court that despite being first time offenders, the two men needed custodial sentences to deter other people from raiding protected areas and forests to destroy the environment.

Seyekwo handed the duo a one year sentence each on every count which jail term they will serve concurrently. The convicts will serve their sentences in Hoima Government Prison.

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