Stray Lion Sighted in Kamwenge

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Adolf Magoba, the LC III chairperson Busiriba sub county says the stray lion was first seen in Nyabbani Sub County last week before it crossed to his sub

Residents of Busiriba Sub County in Kamwenge district are living in fear following an invasion by a stray Lion from Kibaale Forest National Park. Adolf Magoba, the LC III chairperson Busiriba sub county says the stray lion was first seen in Nyabbani Sub County last week before it crossed to his sub county.

 
According to Magoba, the lion has so far claimed eight sheep in his area. He appeals to Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to come to the rescue of the residents and track down the stray lion before it causes more harm.

 
Wilson Kagoro, the Community Conservation Officer Kibaale National Park, says they are aware of the stray lion, adding that a team of officials from Uganda Wildlife Authority canine unit are already hunting it down.
 
 
He calls for calm as they hunt down the lion but advises residents to sleep early to avoid being trapped by the game animal. Kagoro has also advised livestock farmers to light fire around their homesteads to keep away the lion. This is the second time a stray lion is invading Kamwenge district.
 
 
On August 4th 2016, a stray lion crossed into Kamwenge district through Rubirizi. It was tracked down and killed by residents of Rwaitegya parish in Kihura Sub County in Kyenjojo district before UWA officials could arrive to save it.