Hippos invade Kaliro, leave resident in panic
Written by David Gwenyemera on September 1, 2021
Residents of Bujeje village in Bulumba Town Council, Kaliro district are under serious panic after a three hippopotamus invasion, leading to destruction of their crops.
The hippopotamuses have since pitched camp in Lumbuye swamp, which serves as both a water source for the surrounding communities and rice fields.
Speaking to our reporter yesterday, the residents said the hippopotamus have destroyed an estimated 13 acres of both rice and maize gardens within a week’s time.
Simon Jyensani, the chairperson of Bujeje village says that prior to the hippopotamus invasion, they had been exposed to crocodile attacks.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA Spokesperson, Bashir Hangi couldn’t be reached on his known numbers as his phone was switched off by the time of filing this story.