Kenya, Uganda ‘fight’ over Idi Amin rhinos
According to John Makombo, the director for conservation at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), four white rhinos were taken to the Czech Republic to shield them from death by insurgents.
When the situation later stabilized in the 1980s, the Czechs offered to return the rhinos but they somehow ended up in Kenya.
“Repatriating them [to Uganda] might not be easy because Kenya seems unwilling to hand them back,” said Makombo. “Heads of state are talking.
It is at that level, those of us who don’t sit on that table can’t say much about it but it appears that the only available opening is for Kenya to facilitate the breeding of more rhinos [that would then be transferred to Uganda] and released to our national parks.”