Three children have been devoured by crocodiles in River Kafu in Masindi district in the past one month. The latest victim of the crocodile attack is 17-year-old Sarah Okello. She was devoured by the crocodile on Thursday last week while fetching water from River Kafu.
The other victims are 10-year-old Simon Dadiga, the son of David Adaku and a 13-year-old daughter of Joyce Auma. According to Auma, her daughter was killed by the crocodiles at the beginning of May while fetching water. David Adaku says his son Dadiga was also killed on May 20th on the same river.
Stephen Mukosa, the Officer in Charge of Kamengo Police Post has confirmed the deaths, saying all incidents were reported to police. Siraj Mporopyo, the Kayera Village LC 1 chairman, says they are overwhelmed by crocodiles in the village.
According to Mukosa, several people have been devoured by crocodile. He faults Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA for taking long to respond to their pleas to tame the crocodiles.