Paul Kiggundu

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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.

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