Friday, September 19, 2008

Ugandan officials have expressed shock after a mob killed a man who refused to stop smoking in a public bar

Customers at the village bar in eastern Uganda attacked the man after he repeatedly refused to respect a smoking ban, according to witnesses. It is the first known incident of its kind since Uganda introduced a public smoking ban four years ago. An official in the eastern district of Tororo, where the killing took place, called it a "very sad moment". "I'm really not happy with it," John Okeya said. "He had broken the law, but they should have taken it to the police for the law to take its course."

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