By Ambrose Kweronda
A news anchor in Ntungamo district is nursing wounds after he was badly beaten by joint security forces as they enforced Curfew guidelines.
Emmanuel Arinaitwe Kajungu an English news anchor at Radio Ankole was hit with a baton and wires before he rushed to Amazing Grace health facility for treatment of the injuries sustained on legs and chin.
It is alleged that the Police beat him as he trekked to his rental place at mile two Ntungamo town at around 9:20 Pm.
“Of course I was from reading English news and these security personnel could not listen to my explanation,” Arinaitwe noted.
The assault happened on Wednesday evening along Tindibakira road at 9:20pm while returning home from work.
Arinaitwe noted that he was from work, had employment ID and other relevant documents but was surprised to be brutalized by men in uniform yet the president cleared journalists and media vital services like electricity, water among others.
The National Association of Broadcasters member (NAB) and general manager Radio Ankole veteran Elliott Kabangira Magande condemned the act noting that police should work with media to enforce the presidential directive to curb the pandemic.
This is the third incident since a pandemic broke out in Ntungamo, recently Rumanzi Perezi a Nation Media Group Journalist was hospitalized after being beaten by security forces.
The security officers confiscated his camera upon crying mercy after the journalist informed them that he was covering how the public was responding to curfew.
Another radio Ankole presenter for Kinyarwanda program Able Kanyamibwa was also handcuffed by police after they found him on high street rushing home.
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