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Salaamu Musumba’s brother dies in Kampala bar brawl

DECEASED: Tony Kanalo Ngobi succumbed to head injuries after a bar brawl (Photo/Courtesy)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Former Kamuli District Woman MP Candidate Hon Proscovia Salaamu Musumba has lost a brother who is alleged to have been killed by bouncers in a bar brawl in Mengo, Kampala suburb.

Tony Ngobi Kanalo, a prominent city lawyer and brother to Musumba succumbed to a stroke at Mengo Hospital on Sunday after sustaining injuries on his head as a result of a bar brawl on Wednesday.

FDC deputy Secretary-General Mr. Kaija Harold confirmed the sad news in a post he shared on his official Facebook account.
He said, “Counsel Tony Kanaalo succumbed to injuries that resulted into a stroke on his left side of the body and a blood clot on the head that affected his brain”. “A brain surgery was done on Friday but unfortunately he couldn’t make it out of the Intensive Care Unit”. He added.

What happened?

Reports gathered by this website indicate that Kanalo even on his death bed, still had a vivid memory of what transpired on Wednesday night.
“It was around 1:00 am, the bouncer pushed me, I fell and hit my head down,” Kanalo explained to a detective as he struggled to speak.

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Kanalo is said to have gotten into a confrontation with one of the bouncers at the Bar who pushed him, forcing him to land awkwardly, head first.
“In a very unprofessional manner, the bouncer beat him up forcing him to land on his head uncontrollably on the ground,” a witness statement reads in part.
“He was left unattended to and unconscious outside the bar where a Good Samaritan found him approximately an hour later,” the statement continues.

Kanalo was taken to Lisa Clinic which is a stone’s throw away from the bar, but they could not maintain him as his condition turned to worse.

It is said that when the bar owner heard of Kanalo’s situation, he was transferred quickly to Mengo Hospital where it was diagnosed that some blood had spilled in his brain, causing him stroke. During the time, he was visited by relatives and friends, including his children and he was in a buoyant mood despite difficulties speaking and opening his eyes.

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On Friday evening, Kanalo was wheeled in for a surgical operation, but he did not wake up from it. He was consequently pronounced dead on Sunday evening.


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