Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Five held over the murder of a district magistrate in Masasi


By Haika Kimaro @TheCitizenTz

Mtwara. Police in Mtwara Region are holding five people for allegedly killing Masasi district magistrate Mr Halfani Ulaya after they attacked him with machetes.

Mr Ulaya died while receiving treatment at Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI).

The slain magistrate was attacked by three people, who stormed his Masasi home located in Mtandi on August 14 at around 20:15 PM. They allegedly slashed him with machetes on the head and chop off his left hand.

The Mtwara Regional Police Commander, Mr Lucas Mkondya, said after questioning the suspects admitted to have committed the offence.