Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the death of
Rebecca Wilbrod Kasujja, the presenter of a morning show on community
radio Buwama FM in the central district of Mpigi. The Uganda
Journalists Union said she was raped and killed by unidentified
assailants on the morning of 17 February.
“The authorities must deploy significant resources to identify
and punish those responsible for this despicable crime,” the press
freedom organisation said. “All avenues should be explored, including
the possibility that she was killed in reprisal for her work as a local
radio presenter. Our thoughts are with this young woman’s family,
friends and colleagues.”
Aged 32, Kasujja set off at 7:30 a.m.
on 17 February from her home in the village of Kasubikamu to go to the
radio station. Her body was found later the same day by inhabitants of