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FIVE-MONTH OLD BABY IN UGANDA KIDNAPPED BY CHIMP

KAMPALA-- A five-month-old baby has been kidnapped by a group of chimpanzees in Kyamajaka village in Kagadi district in western Uganda.

Oliver Kemigisa, the mother of Rachael Karungi told New Vision that the incident happened on Sunday evening when she was preparing supper at their home. She left the baby with another baby in the verandah as she moved about her chores in the compound a few metres away.

She heard the babies crying and when she turned, she saw some 20 chimpanzees surrounding the babies. One had already picked up Karungi and the others were aiming to seize the three-year-old boy as he cried.

She said that she wrestled with the chimpanzees for the boy as she raised the alarm and managed to save the boy, but the primates ran away with Karungi.

When I saw that they (chimpanzees) wanted to take my second child, I became firm and fought them. That is how I saved the boy, said Kemigisa.

She said Karungi was taken into the nearby bush, but residents turned up immediately and began chasing them. The animals had hidden the baby in the grass after removing the skirt she was wearing.

When the baby was discovered, she was unconscious and was immediately rushed to Muhorro Health centre III where she has been admitted.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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