Residents of Kasese town were on Wednesday left in fear and anger after elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park invaded their town and neighbouring areas destroying crop gardens and property.
According to residents, the elephants stormed the town in broad daylight as they broke out of their habitat the Queen Elizabeth National Park which posed a threat to the people around the National Park like it used to happen in previous incidents.
People were seen running for their lives before the management of Queen Elizabeth National Park came into action and tried to tame the rogue elephants back to the Park. Elephants and several other wild animals have always invaded communities around Queen Elizabeth National Park destroying crop gardens.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Ministry of Tourism had promised to fast track the installation of an electric fence around the park to reduce the conflict of animals and the host communities.
It will be remembered that Queen Elizabeth started in 1952 and it covers an areas of about 1,978Km (764Sq mi), making it one of the most visited national parks in the Pearl of Africa.