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Police have killed a 75 yrs old man

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Abunwasi, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Abunwasi

    Abunwasi JF-Expert Member

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    Shock as police kill villager, 75By Shija Felician, Kahama

    Police in Kahama District have shot and killed a 75-year-old villager.

    The Shinyanga regional police boss, Mr Daudi Siasi, said Mr Kubeja Balebi had resisted arrest, prompting police to use force in an attempt to subdue him.

    Police shot Mr Balebi in the hand in the commotion, and the villager died at the Kahama Bus Terminal as he was being taken to Weil Bugando Medical Centre (WBMC) in Mwanza.

    He was initially admitted to the Kahama District Hospital, but was referred to WBMC after his condition worsened.

    Mr Siasi said police had earlier gone to Makongoro Village to arrest Mr Balebi on suspicion of assaulting a neighbour and damaging his property.

    But the suspect resisted arrest, and was shot in the hand in the ensuing struggle. He was taken to a nearby police post, where he was released on police bail and admitted to the Kahama District Hospital.

    Mr Siasi said a post-mortem had established that Mr Balebi died as a result of the gunshot wound in the hand. He promised to issue a detailed statement later.

    Some villagers said Mr Balebi had resisted arrest because the arresting officers were not accompanied by local leaders.

    "They went straight to his house without informing the local government?he resisted arrest because he was frightened. These people used excessive force, and killed him," said a villager who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals.

    Kahama MP James Lembeli called for thorough investigations into the death, adding that the errant police officers should be made to face the full force of the law.

    He said Mr Balebi grazed his cattle in a neighbour's piece of land, adding that the force used in arresting him was "totally uncalled for".

    "It was unacceptable to used such deadly force on a frail old man even if it's true he resisted arrest. I hope that thorough investigations will be carried out and those found to have acted contrary to the law be held accountable for their actions," the parliamentarian said.
     
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    75 yr old?????????? anakula nini huyo mzee mpaka police watumie bunduki kumpiga na kumkamata???

    au they had no whera else kufanya mazoezi ya kulenga shabaha ndo wakamfanye kikongwe wa watu?????
     
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    Tuwapongeze na polisi waliomuua huyu kikongwe. We have a custom of rewarding police for killing suspects. This is an outcome of the new trend our country has embraces for police force, that is you get rewarded for killing.

    Haya michango sasa ianze kuwachangia na hawa polisi waliomuua babu wa watu. Ila siku watakapomuua anayewapatia michango na pongezi tusilalamike.

    Haya mungine huyu hapa chini anapiga kibao mpiga debe ambaye tayari yupo chini ya ulinzi na wala haja-resist kupanda gari. Nafikir kuna haja ya jeshi la polisi kuvunjwa na kuundwa upya likiwa na motive ya kuhudumia jamii zaidi ya kunyanyasa.

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    Injinia JF-Expert Member

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    Angalia sasa, health system ya Tanzania, mtu kapigwa risasi ya mkono, kwa kawaida si kitu cha kusababisha kifo, lakini kwa kuwa hakuna magari ya wagonjwa (ambulance) hata katika HOSPITALI YA WILAYA, mgonjwa anaenda KITUO CHA BASI kusubiri usafiri wa kwenda WBMC!!

    Shame, and the *****y MPs and Ministers have the gall to ride the rides they ride!!
     
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    Nimesema sana kuhusu hili lakini inaelekea watu hawaelewi, ona kosa lililofanya polisi watake kumarrest huyo mzee, kwanza ni purely civil in nature. ( Ona bold and red ).
     
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