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Kampala’s new murder list has people laughing, but the threat is deadly serious - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 08:26

By: Joachim Buwembo

Ugandans can be unkind. Listening to local radio stations last week, you would have been forgiven for thinking that being brutally murdered is like losing a football bet. Presenters and callers were laughing at a man who is living under threat of death.

It all started with a list of to-be-murdered people being released by whoever compiles such lists and people actually thought it was funny. There had been no such list yet for Kampala, unlike upcountry where machete-wielding killers have been despatching people after circulating a to-be-killed list.

Earlier, a list of Muslim clerics to be murdered had circulated and half of those on the list, about a dozen that is, have already been killed. True, some of the sheikhs killed were Kampala people, but that list was religious, not geographical.

So this is Kampala’s to-be-murdered list and unfortunately again, the Muslims were over-represented on it. Two of the Muslims on ...
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