Motorcycle taxi drivers beat freelance journalist Kiggundu,
32, while he was filming them demolishing a house in a town outside Kalisizio
in southwest Uganda,
according to local reporters and the Ugandan Human Rights Journalist Network.
Kiggundu died of internal bleeding before he could receive treatment at Kalisizio Government Hospital.
Local journalists told CPJ that the drivers, commonly known
as boda-boda, had targeted the home of a fellow driver, whom they had accused
of murder and robbery. No arrests were disclosed in either attack.
Kiggundu had worked for several months as a contributor to
the private, Christian-oriented TOP (Tower
of Praise) Radio and TV. He
sent reports from the Rakai district for both the radio and TV station, local
journalists said. He was survived by a wife and two young children, local
journalists told CPJ.
In January 2012, news accounts reported that seven
people arrested in connection to the murder had been released
under unclear circumstances.
Medium: Radio, Television
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: Crime
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Mob Violence
Taken Captive: No