Man in Pakwach Netted With Ugandan Kob Meat

A man who has been found with 100kgs of Ugandan Kob meat has been arrested.

The suspect, Okello Robert, 35yrs, was netted in Te-Okot village, balyec parish, apwoya sub-county in possession of Ugandan Kob meat and other remains.

The Kob appears on the country’s court of arms (right) to represent the east African nation’s abundant wildlife.

Okello broke the Uganda Wildlife Act 2019 which prohibits the act of killing and being in possession of game meat.

The suspect has been taken to Para UWA headquarters for questioning.

The Ugandan Kob is a subspecies of the Kob, a type of antelope found in sub-Saharan Africa in Uganda, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia.

Along with the crested crane, it is considered a very important symbol of Uganda.