Rukungiri’s Boona FM Presenter attacked by panga wielding assailant


RUKUNGIRI- With just two months after a 91.8 Boona FM radio Disk Jockey and Presenter Edger Tushabe was attacked by unknown panga wielding assailants; another Presenter Medard Abindabizemu has fallen prey to the same racket.

Monday night, 1st August 2022 will remain his day to remember and thank the almighty for getting him through the Crocodile teeth.

Abindabizemu who was coming from the station on night duty towards his home in Katerera met the assailants at Katerera market in Southern Division Rukungiri Municipality at around 11:40PM.

The assailant thereafter assaulted him, grabbed his wallet and took off with it together with its content including some amount of money as well as his National Identity card.

“After intercepting me, the assailant asked me for money and before I could get my wallet out of my pocket he grabbed it and hit me on the head and ear with a piece of timber” he narrated to our reporter from his sick bed.

Isaac Bernard Tushabe the Station’s Head of Program who doubles as the Rukungiri District Media Practitioners Association (a body that brings together all media personnel in the district) Chairperson condemned the act and called for cooperation with the now admitted fellow in such time.

Tushabe informed the Practitioners that any attack on any of our members is an attack on the whole fraternity.

“Hello soldiers? On a sad note, I would like to inform you that one of our active members Mr Medard Abiindabizemu was last night attacked by thugs along Katerera road. He’s admitted at Rugarama Health facility. I invite you kindly to check on him as family members. *Remember an attack on one family member is an attack on all family members* I’m inviting members to join me and pay a solidarity visit at a time to be communicated. Thank you!” Tushabe informed the team.

Boona FM station director Mr. Manige Wenceslas told that Abindabizemu is his 3rd staff being targeted by assailants thus asking the District Police Commander to ensure that Katerera road is given strong attention.

“This is Boona FM staff that was attacked by goons at Katerera Market and took off with his wallet. They hurt him badly. This is the 3rd staff being targeted. Mr DPC this Katerera Road needs a lot of attention” Manige noted.