Mob Kills Ugandan DJ for Playing Music Viewed as “Boring”
A Ugandan Disc Jockey was reportedly killed by concert-goers for playing music they viewed as “boring”.
The DJ identified as Jerry Okirwoth, was killed in a disco hall in Nebbi District, Northern Uganda, and was a part-time DJ and student at Parombo Secondary School in Uganda.
He was reported to have been killed for failing to play their favourite songs, says an online media platform, Tina! Magazine.
Meanwhile, the Nebbi Resident District Commissioner, William Bob Labeja, who confirmed the incident in a press conference blamed the management of the facility who according to him failed to protect the late disc jockey.
“As the head of security in the district, I will no longer allow any disco operators to conduct their businesses in the sub-county and anybody who defies the directive will be prosecuted.
All disco halls in all sub-counties must be closed because they are causing insecurity and redundancy among the youth,” he said.
In 2014, three Zimbabwean men were charged with murder after assaulting a DJ on Independence Day for playing ‘boring music’.
Elson Samuel Tirivavi, 22, suffered severe head injuries after he was hit with a chair and a bottle in the ensuing fight.