Sombetini gang of three shoots dead woman shopkeeper
By Happy Lazaro
A woman identified as Ms Husna Ndembesi Mollel, a resident of Sombetin Ward was shot dead by people who turned up at her shop posing as customers.
The 39-year-old shopkeeper lost her life over the weekend while attending people at her shop located in Sokon-One area of Sombetin, South of Arusha Municipality, in the night of November 29, at about 9. 00 pm
Acting Regional Police Commander, Leonard Paul stated that three unknown people went to Ms Mollel’s house that night and mingled with other buyers who were being attended by the deceased and got busy asking for items’ prices.
The male strangers reportedly continued pestering the lady grocer with questions until when all other people left the shop when they ordered her to hand them all the day’s sales. They also asked her to include her cellular phone handset in the loot.
Husna hesitated and was about to protest when the men waved a gun onto her face. The weapon, according to the police report was previously concealed inside a coat worn by one of them. She complied with their demands and produced 100,000/- cash money from beneath the counter, as well as her mobile phone.
As soon as the gang grabbed the wad of bank notes from the lady and were probably busy counting the money, the lady decided to dash out through the back door, Husna never made it.
The man who held the gun fired at her back. The bullet penetrated the woman just below the neck. She died on the spot. When people finally came to her rescue the gang had already left leaving behind a pool of blood.
“We have started investigations and right now we have four names of suspects,” said Commander Paul, adding that some of the men, now considered to have been robbers, had reportedly escaped to Kilimanjaro region but the cops were already on their trails.
2 Children die in house inferno
By Joseph Lyimo
Two children of Kuti Nirugusu village in Kiteto district were burnt to death in their family house fire.
The mysterious fire razed the house to ashes including the two children, Nusura Muhidin (1) and Hamimu Muhidin (3) on November 22 at 5 pm.
The children’s parents are said to have gone very early to their farm some kilometers away.
According to RPC for Manyara, ACP Permena Sumary, the house was a grass thatched hut. Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.
after bizarre crash
Rodrick Mushi (26) a resident of Mererani township in Simanjiro, was killed after he crashed into cyclist whose name was not immediately known.
According to Manyara Regional Police Commander, ACP Permena Sumary, Mushi allegedly rode roughly onto a bicycle rider on November 11 at 4 pm at Zaire area of the township.
Mushi was riding his Honda motorcycle with registration numbers T693 AKK and died on the spot as he had sustained injuries on his neck and chest.
The bicycle rider disappeared from the scene after the accident.
Mushi’s body was taken to the Mount Meru Regional Hospital for forensic checks.
Construction workers die in road accident
By Happy Lazaro
Five workers of a construction company (SICA) based in Dar es Salaam died in a lorry accident on November 26 when the vehicle overturned at Nainokanoka in Ngorongoro district . Twelve others were seriously injured.
The lorry, a Mitsubishi Canter with registration numbers T372 AFC, was being driven
by a Chinese national Huchen Weni who survived the accident.
The RPC listed the dead as: Letuyo Lembeu (38), Ndigidoya Paluny (38), Ole Yumbayiguti Pasani (36), John Mgawa (50) and Mesikongi Silelian (25) all of whom were residents of Ngorongoro. Those admitted to the district hospital in Ngorongoro included Ezekiel Habali (27), Brian Bahe (26) and Aziz Hassan (27).
The Acting Arusha Regional Police Commander Leonard Paul said the accident was caused by bad road conditions.
Police are holding the driver for questioning in connection with the accident.
The lorry had 17 people on board when it overturned as the driver failed to negotiate a sharp corner.