Elephant Kills 75- Year-Old Kasese Woman

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Caroline Nazziwa, a resident of Rwenguhya village in Kisinga sub county was attacked by a violent elephant from the game park while she was in her farm in Kirembo village of the same sub county.

A 75-five-year-old woman who was attacked by stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park has died.

Caroline Nazziwa, a resident of Rwenguhya village in Kisinga Sub County was attacked by an elephant from the game park while she was in her farm in Kirembo village of the same sub-county on Wednesday.

Four elephants had on that night strayed from the park and were roaming around the villages of Rwenguhyo, Lhuhwahwa and Kirembo.

Nazziwa was rushed to Kagando Hospital for medical attention. Rosemary Mulere, the in- charge of the surgical ward at the medical facility, says Nazziwa had started responding to medication only to relapse in the night.

According to Mulere, when the deceased started experiencing difficulty in breathing, she was rushed to the intensive care unit of the facility.  for advanced management only to breath her last on Friday morning.

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Mulere, however, revealed that the other victim of the incident Kananga Baluku is recuperating steadily after undergoing a splenectomy operation at the same facility.

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Francis Kalenzi said UWA has continued to prioritise the lives of wild animals at the expense of human life. Kalenzi argued that despite their frequent calls to tighten security such that wild animals do not stray into the community; UWA has remained adamant.

Kalenzi says government should expedite the erection of an electric wire along the national park.

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 Moris Baluku Bitamazire another resident appealed to government and more specifically President Museveni to assent to the Wildlife Amendment Bill such that people whose properties and or life are destroyed can always be compensated.

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About the author

Kule Jerome Bitswande
Jerome Kule Bitswande is the URN pioneer Bureau Chief-Kasese.

He's passionate to write about public policy, culture and politics.

Before joining URN in April 2018, Jerome had written for Radio One and Two, The Observer and New Vision.

Jerome strongly believes that it is only the common man that has the untold story. And it is that untold story whose narration he wants to be party to.

The two-time Award Winner with Media Challenge Initiative also believes the Kasese and entire Rwenzururu story is yet to be told; it's against that background that when URN assigned him to his cradle, he did not give it a second thought.

Todate, he's fondly called the Rwenzururu Royal Guard by peers and workmates.