Another journalist has fallen victim to mob violence.
Frank Bwekumbula, a reporter with Top Radio in Masaka, was beaten this morning as he covered the illegal eviction of a resident of Butaaya in Kabonera Sub-County.
Samuel Kyaluzzi, who witnessed the assault, says Bwekumbula was in Butaaya to investigate the eviction of Dalawusi Bakatadde and his family. He explains that Bakatadde attracted the wrath of his wider family by disrespecting his father, Jumba Ssegwanyi.
To teach Bakatadde a lesson, his brothers broke into his house, destroyed his property and started demolishing the building.
Samuel Kyaluzzi says it is at this point that Frank Bwekumbula arrived on the scene.
One person in the crowd identified Bwekumbula as a journalist. Soon, a mob gathered around him and accused him of trying to bring their family.
Bwekumbula was beaten with sticks and hit with bricks from the demolished house. He was saved when other residents of Butaaya village noticed the escalating violence and fought off the mob.
The journalist is now admitted in Masaka Regional Referral Hospital with injuries to the chest, back, head and legs. He has reported the assault case to Kirimya Police Post.
Last month another Top Radio journalist, Paul Kiggundu, was also killed on the job. He was murdered by a mob as he reported on a bodaboda operators' strike.