Kev Thomas Writes
Sourced from Algoa FM Eastern Cape SA
Prince William has issued a statement upon learning of the tragic death of Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger Charles Okawa at the hands of poachers while on duty in the Kidepo Valley Conservation Area on Monday evening, 5 December.
As reported by the Ugandan local publication Nile Post,11 rangers were on duty when a heavy exchange of gunfire began killing Okawa and injuring another ranger.
The Prince of Wales, who previously joined a global chorus of condemnation over the senseless killing of park ranger and head of services at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Anton Mzimba Algoa fm in July of this year, has issued a statement following the death of Okawa.
His statement reads : “Hearing the news that yet another ranger has lost his life while bravely carrying out his work to protect Africa’s wildlife is devastating. My thoughts are with Charles Okawa’s loved ones. The perpetrators must be brought to justice and these senseless killings must be stopped.”