Silvesto Asia Ali, one of the affected Farmers says he lost two hectares of Pumpkins to the stray elephants that invaded his farmland on Monday night.
Some six elephants that reportedly strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park into community farmlands have been terrorizing farming communities in Luyita and Lujim parishes of Omiya Pachwa Sub county.
Locals say that the four elephants, from Queen Elizabeth National Park, attacked the area at around 2am today and destroyed plantations owned by Rossette Mbambu, Jackson Mutsele, Margret Kathungu, Asasio Bukombi and Jones kyakimwa.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Executive Director Andrew Seguya has applauded the community in Paduny in Nwoya district for driving away three stray elephants that invaded the community on Thursday morning.
Residents of Kigazi village, Kyebe Sub County in Rakai district are living in fear after elephants believed to be coming from natural forest along Uganda-Tanzania border invaded the area destroying peopleâ€™s gardens.