A teenage boy, who was attacked by a stray Hyena from Lake Mburo National park in Kiruhura district in April this year, has succumbed to malaria.
14-year-old Rwagemu Enoch, a resident of Ramuhuku village in Sanga Sub County died on June 10th at Mayanja Memorial Hospital as a result ofacutemalaria.
His death came about one and half weeks after he was discharged from Mayanja Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted following the hyena attack, which left him with injured arms.
Rwagemu was admitted at Mayanja Memorial Hospital where doctors amputated his hands. Margret Kabubi, a mother to the deceased says that her son has been in a lot of pain since he was injured by the wild beast.
Kabubi also believes that her son was attacked by a lion given the magnitude of the injuries and not a hyena as claimed by Uganda Wildlife Authority.
She and her husband are now demanding for compensation from UWA for the loss of their child. Jossy Muhangi, the Public Relations Manager Uganda Wildlife Authority described the death of Rwagemu as unfortunate.
Muhangi said Uganda Wildlife Authority met all the medical bills forRwagemu’s treatment at Mayanja Hospital.
He however, didn’t disclose say whether or not UWA will compensate the family of the deceased. Communities around lake Mburo national park have repeatedly asked government to fence it off to prevent attacks by game animals in vain.