A Ugandan Disc Jockey (DJ) identified as Jerry Okirwoth, was reportedly killed by fans for allegedly playing ‘boring music’.
The part-time DJ, who was a student at Parombo Secondary School, was killed in a disco hall in Nebbi District, Northern Uganda.
He was reported to have been killed for failing to play the concert-goers’ favourite songs, according to an online media platform, “Tina! Magazine”.
The Nebbi Resident District Commissioner, William Bob Labeja, confirmed the incident during a press conference.
Labeja blamed the management of the facility, who according to him, failed to protect the late disc jockey.
“As the head of security in the district, I will no longer allow 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 said.
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.