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Female Weightlifter Stabbed to Death in Jinja City

It is suspected that the 33-year old Nyanga was stabbed outside her cosmetics shop in Budhumbuli cell, in Bugembe ward within Jinja city and the body later dumped in a trench.
Late. Prossy Nyanga. Courtesy photo.


Police in Kiira region is investigating circumstances under which Prossy Nyanga, a weightlifter attached to Black Monsters weightlifters club was stabbed to death on Saturday night.

It is suspected that the 33-year old Nyanga was stabbed outside her cosmetics shop in Budhumbuli cell, in Bugembe ward within Jinja city and the body later dumped in a trench.

Her body was sighted early this morning by traders who alerted Police. Available reports indicate that her attackers fled with unspecified sums of money, phone and jewelry.

Nyanga sustained deep cuts in the chest and back. Her body has been taken to Jinja regional referral hospital's mortuary awaiting postmortem.

The Kiira regional police spokesperson, James Mubi says efforts of reviewing the CCTV camera footage obtained from the area are underway and a detailed report will be availed.

Tracy Namanda, a resident within the area says that several youths are renowned drug addicts and this has forced them into criminality. "Our leaders should devise means of rehabilitating our youths instead of letting them waste away in drug abuse and criminality," she says.

Musa Mutebi, another resident says that most parents are reluctant towards offering general life guidance to their unemployed children who overtime get desperate and become criminals.

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