However Wilson Amanya, the officer in charge of wildlife in Kibaale, Kagadi and Kakumiro districts said, “There is no provision in the law for us to compensate in such a case.”He explained that out of charity, they at times give a helping hand to victims.
family of a three year old baby girl, who was injured by a chimpanzee as she ferried water for domestic use in Kagadi
District over the weekend, is demanding compensation from government.
victim is baby Rosemary Kunihira, a daughter to Kyaligonza Businge
of Nyamiti cell in Muhorro Town council Kagadi District. She is currently admitted at Doctors clinic in
victim’s father, Kyaligonza Businge, said his
daughter sustained multiple injuries on her stomach
According to the victim’s mother, Omuhereza
Mbabazi, the stray chimpanzee attacked the child on the way from the well to
collect water for domestic use in Nyamiti cell in Muhorro Town council.
Mbabazi said her child was helped by colleagues
who sounded an alarm which attracted
other residents to join in searching for the victim.
“Unfortunately the animal
had already injured her,” she said.
Mbabazi is asking for compensation from
government as one way of paying the medical bills.
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Sergeant Wilson Amanya, the Officer of Uganda
Wild life Authority in charge of Kibaale, Kagadi and Kakumiro districts described
the incident as unfortunate, but said the authority would not compensate the
“There is no provision in the law for us to
compensate in such a case,” he
said. He explained that out of charity, they at times give a helping hand to the victims.
Amanya, however, said UWA would dispatch a
team to investigate the cause of the animal attack.
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Mulombe, the woman district councilor for Muhorro town council has asked the wildlife
authority to relocate the chimpanzees to a gazetted wildlife areas authority or a national park.
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John Byabagambi, a residents of Nyamiti cell
says chimps attacks have become rampant but the government is silent.
the government to expedite the relocation of chimpanzees from their area.
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Cases of wild animals attacking children in Kagadi
District have been common. In June 2020, a -two and a half year -old infant, Kajura
Ainebyoona was attacked by a stray ape at a maize plantation when about six
children from the neighborhood were harvesting maize in the morning.The
incident happened in Kyarwakya Village, Kamuroza parish in Kyanaisoke
sub-county Kagadi district.
In June 2018, a five-month-old baby girl sustained
severe wounds following an attack by stray chimpanzees in Kyamajaaka cell in Muhorro
The baby's mother, Olive Kemigisha said more
than 20 chimpanzees believed to have escaped from Kangombe forest reserve
invaded the victim's home in Kyamajaka cell in Kagadi town Council on Sunday
afternoon and attacked her child. Another incident happened in March 2021 when A
stray Chimpanzee grabbed and injured a 6 year old Kellen Jarida, daughter to
Annet Ganyira of Kyamajaka cell, Muhorro town council.