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DJ Killed for Playing Boring Music

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By Ene Onoja

A disc jockey identified as Jerry Okirwoth has been killed by concert-goers for playing boring music.

Late Okirwoth, a part-time DJ and student at Parombo Secondary School in Uganda were murdered by the mob for failing to play their favourite songs.

He was killed in a disco hall in Nebbi District, Northern Uganda.

Nebbi Resident District Commissioner William Bob Labeja blamed the establishment’s management for failing to protect the fast-rising DJ from the angry crowd.

“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 told the press.

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.

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