A Chinese national attached to WUSZ company, which is undertaking the construction of Kabale International Airport in Kabale village, Hoima district has died following a violent fight with a colleague over an egg.
Zhang Zhang breathed his last at Hoima regional hospital at 3pm on Tuesday where he had been rushed for treatment.
Deo Obura, the Albertine region police commander says the deceased was rushed to hospital after being assaulted by his workmate identified as, Zong Gap Lu, also a Chinese national on Tuesday morning.
The suspect reportedly picked a quarrel with the deceased at a quarrying site in Kabale accusing him of eating his boiled egg without his consent.
"It is said that a sharp knife was slit through the side of his ribs prompting a lot of bleeding...What I have to say about these Chinese is that; it seems fighting to them is a habit. In my four months here this last incident of yesterday [Tuesday] was the third. There was a similar one in Karuma where a Chinese again boxed one of the employees…then also a few weeks ago there was a similar incident where again another Chinese working within Hoima here also punched an employee. I think it is not a good thing, for us here assault is a very serious matter," said Obura.
Police has opened investigations under CRB 1243/2018. According to Obura and Zong will appear in court for murder once investigations are complete.