Radio station manager arrested for assaulting presenter

Issue: Media freedom violation

Date: 26 January 2023

Location: Kanungu

No. of people affected: One

Profession of affected person(s): Journalist

Perpetrator(s): Radio Station manager

What happened

Police in Kanungu District have arrested a radio station manager over assaulting a female journalist at the same station. Ms Anita Tumuramye, a female presenter at Kanungu FM, was allegedly assaulted by her manager, identified as Nelson Kagote Twinamatsiko after she demanded her commission for an advert she brought for the radio station.  She explains that when she tried to inquire from Twinamatsiko about her commission, he slapped her on the face, which caused the nose to start bleeding. She says that Twinamatsiko continued dragging her to the ground as he beat her.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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