Crime & Investigation

PHOTOS: Shock, Panic as Jackals Maul Woman, 200 Animals in Ibanda

Police transporting one the killed jackals to the park (Photos: Joshua Nahamywa/CR)


President Museveni, approved who is also the NRM Presidential Candidate, erectile has urged the people of Dokolo to support the NRM party and maintain the rapid development, price saying it is only the NRM Government that has the capacity to maintain peace, unity and development of Uganda.

Museveni said the NRM has also promoted East African Unity and the rest of Africa because it needs the market for Uganda’s goods and services.

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The President on Wednesday addressed a series of rallies in Dokolo North, Dokolo South, Erute North and Erute South Constituencies.

At Iguli Primary School, Dokolo North, Museveni said Ugandans are waking up and are aggressively demanding for seedlings and good animal breeds to improve their incomes.

“Having woken up and engaging in production we need to identify the market. The NRM Government has worked for East African unity and the African Union because it needs the market,” said Museveni.

He observed that when he sent the UPDF, some people alleged that he loves war.

He said Uganda today produces 4 million tons of maize per annum as compared to only 200,000 tons produced in 1986.

Museveni observed that out of this the country consumes only one million tons.

He was happy to note that the maize produced is consumed by the neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and D.R. Congo.

President Museveni said that NRM has a vision that enabled it identify the market for our products.

He said that Uganda has identified more markets in countries such as China and India.

At Agwen Primary School, Ogur Sub county in Erute North, Museveni revealed that the government has been allocating five billion shillings per annum towards the cattle compensation.

He stressed that having made good progress on road constructions, sufficient funds would soon be available with to enhance the cattle program.

The NRM flag Bearer informed the gathering that the NRM Government ushered in peace, which was the main foundation for the development and added that the peace we were enjoying today was a result of building a strong national army.


President Museveni revealed that the Government has allocated Sh 70bn this financial year towards the veterans’ fund and revealed that the women’s fund has been allocated Shs 7bn this year with an assurance that more funds would be availed soon.

The President said during the past 5 years the NRM has used 15,000 billion for the construction of roads and this has enabled us to build all the major roads.

He said the building of good roads and provision of electricity and water would attract more industries and create employment for the people of Lira.

He called on the electorate to vote for him and all the NRM flag bearers during the general elections.

“I am very happy to be here and to campaign for our party, the NRM. The NRM is like a rich man. It is easy to speak about a rich man because everybody will know who he is and what he has done. Everybody knows who is a rich man in the village,” he said.

Museveni said when the NRM got a chance to come to government; they fought sectarianism and championed unity.

“When you have common problems you must have common efforts to solve them. If am suffering from malaria, I get coartem. Same coartem that you give a man or woman, Christians or Muslims. You can’t have coartem for Muslims alone or Christians. Fortunately you listened to us. Ugandans listened to message of no change,” he said.

The President hailed the people of Lango for consistently voting NRM and urged them to vote the Old man with a hat.
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The local population in Ibanda on Wednesday managed to kill the third jackal after many beasts stormed the Western Uganda town, physician killing a woman and 200 domestic animals including goats, thumb pigs and sheep.

The wild animals have since wreaked havoc in the sub-counties of Kafunjo, order Kyegwisa, Bisheshe, Nsasi and Ruyonza; compelling residents to walk with spears and pangas for their safety and sleep before nightfall.

The residents suspect the animals to have fled Queen Elizabeth National Park.

UWA officials arrived in Ibanda on Wednesday to assess the situation before urging residents not to kill the jackals.

This angered locals who have since lost their precious animals thus hunting down the deadly wild creatures.

Kenneth Mwebaze, 57, a resident of Nyakabungo, Nsasi told ChimpReports that he lost his wife Gladys Komworeko, 56, to one of the jackals on the fateful day of October 30.

“My wife had gone to check on our cows in the farm when the wild animal pounced on her,” the traumatised man narrated.

Locals displaying one the killed jackals

Locals displaying one the killed jackals

“The jackal grabbed my wife by the neck before mauling her to death. It was an awful and terrifying incident,” he recounted.

He said Komworeko bled profusely in the fatal animal attack.

Mwebaze appealed to government to provide support to the affected families.

“UWA is vigilant in hunting down poachers. It must show the same commitment in protecting people and their property from these beasts,” he charged.

The jackals have caused a reign of terror in Ibanda

The jackals have caused a reign of terror in Ibanda

Breeding grounds

According to the hunters’ report, Ndahura Asaba said the jackals have overstayed in the area and reproduced thus accumulating in great numbers to disorganize the local population.

“These animals have been in the area for so many years and have eaten up all the edible animals in the bush. Now they have encroached on our homes to look for survival,” Ndahura said

Ndahura further pointed out that one of the jackals was killed on Tuesday when it tried to kill the school children who were walking to the school.

“One of the hunters is recovering in hospital with serious injuries to his arms after attempting to prise a school-going kid from the jackal’s jaws,” he revealed.

Residents on Ibanda take a glimpse of the jackal being taken away by UWA officials

Residents on Ibanda take a glimpse of the jackal being taken away by UWA officials

The Chief Warden Queen Elizabeth National Park, Echidu Diao told ChimpReports that black and side stripped jackals escaped from the park before creating a reign of terror in Ibanda.

He further said Uganda is exceptional to have such animals in big numbers as they were only known to be in Kenya.

Diao advised the locals to avoid walking through the bushes in the morning and late in the night until the entire situation is put under control.

“You should desist from killing animals which escape from the park. You should instead report to the UWA authorities.”

He said the law does not provide for the compensation of victims of animals that escape from parks but urged affected families to liaise with the RDC to inform the president.

Ibanda South MP and Works Minister Eng John Byabagambi encouraged locals to hunt down the wild animals instead of waiting for support from UWA.

He also handed over 6 hunting nets to locals to crack down on the wild animals.

Minister John Byabagambi speaking to the people of Ibanda about the jackals

Minister John Byabagambi speaking to the people of Ibanda about the jackals

Kenneth Mwebaze whose wife was mauled by the jackal narrates his  horrifying experience to ChimpReports on Wednesday

Kenneth Mwebaze whose wife was mauled by the jackal narrates his horrifying experience to ChimpReports on Wednesday


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