Crocodile Kills 14 -Year Old Boy in Nakasongola

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In short
Its reported that Okwang was attacked by crocodile as he was fetching water from the lake.

A crocodile has mauled and killed a 14 year old boy at Kibuye landing site, Nakasongola district.

The victim has been identified as Ashraf Okwang, a primary five pupil at Unique Primary School.

It's reported that Okwang was attacked by the crocodile as he was fetching water from Lake Kyoga.

Siraje Nteeba, the father of the deceased explains that the body was recovered on Wednesday afternoon at shoreline with the arms, legs, arms, intestines and private parts missing.

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Officers at Kibuye Police Post observed the body and ordered the bereaved family to bury after failing to conduct a postmortem.

Paul Kangave the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson was unavailable to comment on the attack.

Residents at landing site led by Florence Nyakaisiki say they now fear to fetch water from Lake because of the many crocodiles. She says that the only borehole in the area is accessible to only those who can pay monthly fees.

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Laban Ssemakula the Vice Chairperson of Lwampanga sub county say they have invited Uganda Wildlife Authority to come to their rescue and relocate the crocodiles. Uganda Wildlife Authority is yet to comment on the attack.

Last week a three and half year old Elisha Nabugyere, a child to Ms Doreen Ayera, a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff was mauled and eaten by a leopard in Queen Elizabeth National Park.



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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.