One Arrested As Bar Fight Claims Life in Masindi

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Albertine Police Spokesman Julius Hakiza identifies the deceased as Vincent Tibareke, a resident of Kijujumbwa village in Kimengo Sub County. He reportedly died as a result of head injuries sustained after he was pushed to the floor by the bar owner only identified as Kyamalire.

Police in Masindi are holding a bar owner over the death of a customer with whom they had a fight on New Year's Eve.

Albertine Police Spokesman Julius Hakiza identifies the deceased as Vincent Tibareke, a resident of Kijujumbwa village in Kimengo Sub County. He reportedly died as a result of head injuries sustained after he was pushed to the floor by the bar owner only identified as Kyamalire.

Tibareke died from Masindi Hospital, a day after the brawl. Hakiza says Kyamalire has been arrested pending murder charges. 

Meanwhile, police in Hoima have mounted a hunt for youths who allegedly killed a man by mob on December 28, 2016 in Kabale village, Buseruka Sub County.

According to Hakiza, the youth dragged one Oyeri Mali, 32, for a distance of 6 kilometers, tied him on a tree, and stoned him to death. They later burnt his body to ashes. There is speculation that Mali was accused of being behind the rampant theft of motorcycles in the area.

 

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Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.