Friday, 21 May 2010

Mwanza mayor linked to murder charges

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
From DAILY NEWS Reporter in Mwanza

POLICE in Mwanza are holding the mayor of the city, Leonard Bihondo (64), in connection with recent killing of Isamilo Ward CCM Secretary, Bahati Stephano (50).

Mwanza Regional Police Commander Simon Sirro said the mayor was arrested on Wednesday at 4.00pm upon his arrival at Mwanza Airport from Dar es Salaam, where he was on official trip.

"We have arrested the Mayor who is in the list of people linked to the suspected murder of Bahati," Mr Sirro said, adding that police have already arrested three other suspects.

He named them as Jumanne Oscar (30), a resident of Kitangiri in Mwanza city who allegedly stabbed Bahati in the stomach using a knife.

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