Robbers grab gun from
heavy head blow
By Our Correspondent
When people were
celebrating with glee the New Year on January 1 two persons believed to be
seasoned robbers attacked an armed guard at a lodge at Mbauda and made
away with his shot gun.
The thugs, according to
Arusha’s Regional Police Commander, Basilio Matei arrived at the
establishment famous by the name of Country Coffee Lodge at 9.30 pm aboard
a saloon car without any registration numbers , clubbed the guard with a
Maasai rungu and grabbed his gun.
The heavy blow sent the
guard, Majangu Raphael of Pentagon Security firm unconscious. The shotgun with
registration numbers MG 79549 was loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
The wounded guard, a
resident of Unga Limited, was admitted at the Mount Meru hospital and police
are still hunting for the robbers.
Boy dies in
By Happy Lazaro
A five-year old boy Frank Raphael, a resident of Kiserian village in Mlangarini
ward of Arumeru district collapsed to death on January 3 while playing with his
buddies at their home just before sunset.
The incident was reported by the child’s relative Issaya Iddi (47).
Police investigations and forensic checks to establish the cause of death are
Meanwhile, the body of Gilbert Felix (35) has been picked from a foot path in
Sombetini area in the municipality on January 3 at 8 am. The body showed no
signs of injuries.
Good Samaritans reported the incident and police immediately collected it and
took it to the Mount Meru Regional Hospital morgue.
Preliminary investigations have shown the late Felix had taken excessive alcohol
the previous night which might have led to his death.
Falling wall smashes
builder to death
By Happy Lazaro
A mason Kassim Hamisi resident of Ilboru has been smashed to death by a falling
block wall at a building site on Plot Number 20 Block J along Seth Benjamin
Street on January 3 at 11 am. He was building a medium rise structure for one
According to Arusha’s Regional Police Commander Basilio Matei, the late Hamisi
was breaking down part of the wall for adjustment when the whole part collapsed
He was declared death on arrival at the Mount Meru Regional Hospital.
Police in collaboration with the Regional Engineer are carrying out
investigations on the incident to determine if the three-storey building
designed by Y and P Architects of Dar es Salaam met the standards required.
Meanwhile, Police have nabbed site engineers; Kamu Patel and Omary Mshangane for
questioning in connection with the accident.
RPC Matei said the engineers’ survey on the building would determine cause of
Police nab Kenyans
fiddling Barclays ATM
By Happy Lazaro
Two Kenyan nationals Amos Mwanambisi (31), a banker in Kenya and Moris Wamalwa
(32) an electronic engineer are in police hands being suspected of attempting to
draw cash from the Barclays Bank ATM using a fake visa card.
The card allegedly belongs to a Mwanza Branch customer Philipo Nasio Wamwala.
The card is numbered 4874611005978068.
The two were in the company of a woman called Cesio when they visited the
Barclays Bank ATM at the TFA Branch Arusha on January 1 at 9.30am but failed to
According to the Arusha Regional Police Commander Basilio Matei, the three
people who had arrived in two hired cars; with registration numbers T291 AKB
Nissan and T895 AXN left the area in a taxi cab with registration numbers T891
AXN Toyota Mark II.
The following day, the three people again arrived at the TFA Barclays Bank
Branch at 2 pm in the same taxi cab.
They asked a bank cashier, Frank Lyimo about the location of the main branch in
Arusha as they had failed to get cash through the TFA branch ATM.
The bank cashier suspected the people and called police who found them with fake
visa card and other bank documents.
The woman who is said to be a resident of Arusha and Nairobi escaped from the
scene upon police arrival.