Uganda: Second journalist killed in the space of three days
17 Sep 10

A radio news anchor and opposition political activist in Uganda’s central district Mukono was beaten to death with metal bars on 13 September. Dickson Ssentongo routinely read the 7 a.m. news bulletins for Prime Radio station in the Luganda language, but now becomes the second journalist to be killed in the country in three days. On Saturday, the journalist Paul Kiggundu was beaten to death by taxi-drivers. Both Kiggindu and Ssetongo died in hospital some hours after being attacked. No arrests have been made in either case.