Five found Dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Five people have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The deceased suspected to be poachers went missing from their homes two weeks ago. John Kimadi, the councilor muhokya sub-county in Kasese district, says the five left their homes for a hunting spree but never returned. Their bodies were discovered early this week, reportedly devoured by wild animals. The matter was brought to the attention of the authorities in Muhokya, by a game ranger who found the bodies decomposing in the park. The deceased have been identified as Nelson Bawmbale, SirJohn Kibaya, and Kamulewa Katungu, both residents of Kitabu parish in muhokya Sub County. The others are Kibaya Muhekwa and one only identified as Nyamusunzura. Their death however came just as reports emerged that close to 30 hippos had died of anthrax in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tom Okello, the Queen Elizabeth Conservation manager, says communities around queen Elizabeth national park have for long remained adamant to warnings against poaching in the park. Wilson Isingoma, The Kasese district deputy Resident District commissioner, says his office has learnt about the death of the five suspected poachers. He adds that investigations are underway to establish the circumstances under which they died.