A week after Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) captured a hyena that was killing domestic animals, resident of Pakanyi Sub County in Masindi district are again living in fear after being invaded by stray elephants.
The reported herd of five elephants that strayed from the neighboring Murchison Falls national park on Wednesday last week is said to be destroying crops in Nyakarongo,Nyakatiti and Kitengule villages all in Pakanyi sub county.
Apollo Byenkya, a resident of Nyakarongo village told www.mknewslink.com that the elephants destroyed cassava, Banana, beans plus fruit trees like mangoes and jack fruits, have destroyed his cassava gardens.
Byenkya, who appealed for immediate help from UWA, revealed that the elephants have also left area residents in fear citing his child who he said developed a mental problem after the elephants invaded his home at night in search for jack fruits.
Frank Asiimwe, the sub county chairperson confirmed the reports when contacted, revealing that he has contacted UWA over the matter but it yet to respond.
We could not get a comment from UWA on the matter at the time of filing this story.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website