Three Arrested for Poaching in Kasese

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Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori East Regional Police spokesperson, says that the suspects were found in possession of buffalo meat at Kayanzi inside Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Police in Kasese have arrested three people on allegations of poaching.

The suspects include Ngendo Muhindo, Asanasio Byaruhanga and Edson Thembo all residents of Nyakiyumbu I Village in Nyakiyumbu sub-county.


Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori East Regional Police spokesperson, says that the suspects were found in possession of buffalo meat at Kayanzi inside Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Twesige says police have preferred charges of illegal entry into the national park, being in possession of devices that can endanger wild game and being in possession of wildlife species.

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He appealed to residents who neighbour national parks to desist from poaching since it fetches punitive measures.

Poaching and encroachment on national parkland in Kasese remain a major challenge to wildlife authorities in the district.

 
 
 

 

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.