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Crocodiles Kill 8 People In Kitagwenda District As Number Of Reptiles Surge On L. Albert

Crocodile attacks on Lake Albert have so far mauled to death eight residents in Kitagwenda district in Western Uganda.

This has seen Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga order the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Tom Butime to investigate this crisis.

Kadaga’s directive followed a complaint raised by Abbas Agaba (Kitagwenda County) who informed Parliament that although Lake Albert wasn’t habitat for crocodiles, Government introduced the crocodiles to the water body so as to protect them from poaching, but the deadly creatures seem to have surged in number and have now turned on the residents.

 “We got the 8th person whose remains were from Lake Albert eaten by crocodiles, it appears they have surged in numbers. The last two months has been intense,” Agaba said.

In response, Kadaga ordered Butime to address the situation at Lake Albert to allow residents to collect water without having their lives endangered with wild life.

Agaba also asked Government to weigh into the quarrel between Kitagwenda and Kamwenge districts over the ownership of a quarry site after the two districts made claim over it. 

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