Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Uganda Alert: Presenter dies in a bomb blast

Kampala 13th/July/2010; Vision voice radio freelance presenter Steven Tinkamanyire has been confirmed dead as a result of bomb blasts that claimed loss of innocent lives and suffering of injury by innocent people.

The official figures released by government indicate that more than 75 lost their lives to bomb explosion that occurred on Sunday night the 11th/July/2010 during World Cup finals at Ethiopian village restaurant Kabalagala and Kyadondo Rugby Club Jinja road.

A 24 year old Steven Tinkamanyire a.k.a Stev Tinka who joined the Vision voice radio one and half years ago went to Kyadondo Rugby Club with his brother Henry Tinkamanyire to watch the world cup finals. “He joined us an intern which he did for three months and later started working as a freelance presenter. He has been sitting in for absent presenters and particularly presenting “Between the Sheets” music show which had no presenter at a moment” Programmes Director Vision group radios Bill Ngana said.

Tinkamanyire who died of head injuries at Mulago hospital in Kampala was confirmed dead yesterday Monday the 12th/07/2010 at 4 pm. “I was called few minutes past mid-night by the deceased’s friend about his disappearance and I informed our Daddy about it who went to Mulago hospital and found Tinka in coma” the deceased’s sister Diana Tinkamanyire said. Doctors declared him clinically dead early Monday morning but his heart was still pumping since he was on self-supporting system and it stopped at 4pm yesterday.

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda calls upon Ugandan government to quickly put in place protective systems to guard the lives of the people from further terror attacks.

A vigil has been organized today at their home at Kisasi village a Kampala suburb, a requiem mass will be held tomorrow at Kamwokya Catholic Church and then burial at Nyarugote village in Bushenyi district.

May their souls rest in eternal peace

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