31 December 2012

Tanzania: Brawl Over Woman Ends Tragically in Tarime

Mara — A SCUFFLE by two men over a 45-year-old widowed woman at Gibasso Village in Tarime District, ended tragically when the two men lost their lives, police reported.

The deceased were identified as Juma Moseti (22), a peasant from Gibasso Village and a resident of the neighbouring Serengeti District identified as Nyamriba (35).

The Police Commander for Tarime Special Police Zone, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Justus Kamugisha, confirmed the killings saying they occurred on Saturday evening at Gibasso Village.

"Nyamriba stabbed Juma to death but he was not lucky because angry villagers descended on him before hacking him to death. The source of the conflict is love and jealousy as the two battled for one Rhobi Samweli who is a widow in the village," the RPC told the 'Daily News' in Tarime on Sunday afternoon.

"The woman seems older than them and I don't know why they battled for her," ACP Kamugisha wondered. Police officers collected the bodies of the deceased from the scene and were by yesterday being examined at the Tarime District Government Hospital in Bomani, according to him.

In a separate incident, Makuru Hamis (32) was on Friday stabbed to death at Nyakunguru Village in Tarime District in quarrels caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The police commander named the killer as Makuru Mosero, who escaped after committing the crime.

"People should refrain from taking the law into their own hands. Excessive drinking and burning tyres during this festive season will not be tolerated," the zonal police chief said.

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