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Police arrests 2 in connection to environmental degradation

KABALE- The Police in Kabale district have arrested two people in connection to environmental degradation.

The Kigezi regional Police spokesman Elly Maate identified those in detention as Mutungi Cosmas 44 and Barijunaki Owen 32 years both residents of Kihorongwa village, Rwenyana parish, Rubaya sub county in Kabale district.

According to Mate, the duo was arrested today Monday July 13th 2020 around midday for the destruction of Hamuhambo and Kihorongwa wetlands in Rwenyana parish which they cultivate despite the continuous warnings from authorities.

They were arrested by police in conjunction with the district environment officer Ms Asiimwe Evas and the natural resources director Kabale Mrs Akatwijuka Rogers in partnership with the bataka who are against the same.

“We got a tip off from residents that the duo has been doing illicit economic activities in the wetlands irrespective of continued warnings to stop but all in vain,” Maate said.

He added that “we therefore rushed to the area and landed onto them. We have them in detention awaiting to be charged accordingly.”

Maate told this online publication that inquiries are underway at Kabale Central Police station vide SD 57/13/7/2020.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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