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Two killed in Mityana gambling brawl

Two people have died in a gambling brawl in Mityana district. One of the deceased has been identified as 36-year-old Ronald Mukiibi, a resident of Kabule village in Ttamu Division in Mityana municipality.

Leonard Kiwanuka, the area defence secretary, says Mukiibi was stabbed to death by an unidentified man who was also killed by a mob when he declined to pay him Shis 30,000 he had staked. Mukiibi was reportedly stabbed in the ear, causing him to bleed profusely. 

"They have always played cards in this place but this time the two picked a misunderstanding over Shs 30,000 then one of them stabbed his colleague to death," says Kiwanuka.

Wamala regional police spokesperson, says they were notified about the incident and rushed to the area only to find a mob assaulting the unidentified man for stabbing his colleague to death. He says they rescued the man from the mob but he passed on shortly after arrival at Mityana referral hospital.   

Ochom says although the man had killed his colleague, it was unlawful for residents to take matter in their hands.


0 #1 ruagakene 2018-07-09 22:30
This is the result of ineffective government failing to create meaningful engagement of youth in jobs, farming and small cottage industry.

In the sixties gambling was only restricted to turn-boys and rogue Asians. the government must do away with gambling.

Museveni is always quoting from the bible when the verse suits him; did he know that Jesus once chases away the people who were using the premises of His Father/God for trading?
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0 #2 Jama 2018-07-10 01:24
They went to the bush for such results. Where the unemployed slay one another for gambling.

The worst of all you have decided to impose a bogus tax in a business which employs thousands of uganda,whom you have been incapable to give jobs.

Who killed UTC, Uganda railways,Nytill,Lint,Coffee marketing board,NIC ,UEB and several of other gorvnment companies which used to employ Ugandans?
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0 #3 Geoff 2018-07-10 10:56
I do agree with you on the fact that the government needs to do more to solve the issue of unemployment.

However you cannot keep on blaming the government for such acts of violence.

A gambler who ends up killing another gambler has nothing to do with the government. How about investing that small in a chapati business or any other small venture.

People need to grow up and begin taking responsibility other than using the government as a scapegoat.

People just don’t turn into killers because of unemployment. Even in the first world where unemployment is not an issue people still gamble and do commit violent crime.
Please stop blaming the government for everything that goes wrong in society.
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