February 27, 2024

A 13 year old boy commits suicide by hanging in Kagadi

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A 13 year old boy has committed suicide by hanging in a mango tree in Nyakasozi Lc1, Isunga Sub County, Kagadi district.

The incident happened yesterday although his body was discovered today by one of the deceased’s colleagues.

The deceased has been identified as Nicholas Tugume of the same area.

According to John Senkomi the Nyakasozi Lc1 chairperson, deceased was in primary four at Kijojomi Primary school.

He says the deceased decided to take his own life after developing misunderstandings with his relatives.

Senkomi says the deceased’s mother also took her life in the same manner last year after developing misunderstandings with her husband who also died last year.

In a related development,

Another child has hanged himself in Kibaale district over unknown reasons.

The deceased has been identified as one Muhumuza 12 a son to Omuhereza Ategeka a resident of Nyamukoni village, Buronzi in Nyamarunda sub county, Kibaale district

The incident happened last evening at around 6:30Pm.

This followed the first incident that happened yesterday in Kagadi district where Nicholas Tugume 13 a resident of Nyakasozi Lc1, Isunga Sub County, Kagadi district also hanged himself after developing a quarrel with his fellow family members.

The body of Tugume was discovered by a colleague while hanging in a mango tree next to their home.

Speaking to our reporter on phone last evening, one of the eye witnesses John Bahati, said the deceased Muhumuza had gone to guard Monkeys in a maize garden by the time he took his life.

He says the deceased was discovered by pedestrians while hanging in a nearby tree.  

By press time a team of locals led by their lc1 chairperson were still at Nyamarunda Police station waiting for a go ahead of the burial arrangements


3 thoughts on “A 13 year old boy commits suicide by hanging in Kagadi

    1. This is an implication that survival is becoming very difficult that even the young can see no future and therefore commiting suicide remains the only option at their disposal than facing the cruel world ahead of them.
      Guidance and counseling in schools and other institutions of learning could save some lives.
      It’s a pity.

      1. The community leaders have not played their role because committing suicide did not come in her minds Just within a single day.

        If we don’t adopt the ways of our elders,we are gone

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