He adds that the snake venom can affect the   people especially those with weak white blood cells when they consume such meat.

By Our Reporter

Masindi: Masindi Resident District Commissioner- RDC Emmy Ngabirabo has intercepted a man who was transporting a dead cow to the market.

The man who could not be readily identified was found by RDC Ngabirano in Pakanyi Sub County along Masindi-Kigumba road on Saturday while transporting the dead cow on a motorcycle on Saturday.

The RDC who was on his routine monitoring visit to the area says he become suspicious after realising that the man was carrying a dead cow and he  decided to ask him  where he was taking it.

The RDC adds that the man revealed that the cow had died after being beaten by a snake and he was going to sell it in Kafu junction road side market in Kimengo Sub County.

Ngabirano adds that this forced him to order the man to return the cow where he had got it.

However it is not known whether the man indeed complied with the RDC’s directive and what the people he was going to sell the cow to were going to us it for.

Mr Ngabirano says the act made him direct the security agencies in the district to be on alert to arrest such characters.

According to Ngabirano, this act shows that most of the meat sold at Kafu road side market is of such animals and an indicator that the area is a market for meat that is unfit for human consumption.

“This kind of act facilitates the theft of animals and consumption of unfit meat in the district that must be fought decisively”, Mr Ngabirano said.

He added that animal theft is on the increase in Masindi district and each person should be alert in order to fight it.

In 2016  the then executive director Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA Dr Andrew Seguya caused uproar  in the country when he revealed that Baboon and other wild  animal meat was being sold at Kafu road side make.

However the vendors at the marked dismissed the allegations as false and malicious and even threatened legal action against him.

Dr Charles Lagedo attached to Masindi main hospital says meat from animals that die of snake venom is risky to human when they consume it.

He adds that the snake venom can affect the   people especially those with weak white blood cells when they consume such meat.

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