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SH200,000: 65 year old teacher commits suicide over debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A teacher has committed suicide in Oyam district allegedly over debt. The deceased has been identified as Aldo Ocen, 65, a teacher at Ayomjeri primary school in Aber sub county, Oyam district. Ocen, a resident of Akudi-Igida village, Adel Parish in Minakulu sub county consumed …

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80 suicide cases registered in Acholi sub region since January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eighty cases of suicide were registered in Acholi sub-region between January and October this year, according to statistics released by Gulu Sheffield Mental Health Partnership in collaboration with Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. According to the breakdown of the statistics, 57 of the cases involved male …

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Busia man commits suicide over Shs 2million court costs award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man in Busia district has committed suicide over pressure to pay a debt of 2 million shillings. The deceased is identified as Robart Wander, aged 45 years and a resident of Bunyuhe village, Masinya parish in Masinya sub-county. Wandera’s body was found on Friday …

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Police officer commits suicide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A police officer in Kasese district has committed suicide using his own firearm. The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Francis Madici, who was attached to the Field Force Unit-FFU at Hima Division police station. Madici allegedly shot himself through the chin at the …

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Teenager commits suicide over domestic violence

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A teenage girl has committed suicide in Gulu city over domestic conflicts in her family. The 14-year-old primary seven-candidate of Bishop Cipriano Kihangire Primary School in Kitintale Kampala hanged herself following a fight between her father Alfred Oryema and mother Concy Oroma at their home …

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Sociologists predict surge in suicide cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scholars in human behaviour, development and society have predicted a likelihood of suicide as a form of protest or expression of emotional distress among Ugandans. Early this month, the country witnessed a horrifying incident of a young man who burnt himself inside the Masaka district …

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Bweyogerere-Bukasa stage chairperson arrested for attempted suicide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are holding Mutwahilu Bogere Wasswa, the chairperson of Bweyogerere Bukasa stage in Old Taxi Park in Kampala city for attempted suicide. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson says Bogere staged in front of City Hall with a five liter jerrycan of petrol and …

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Infidelity, HIV blamed for suicide in police

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Infidelity, domestic violence and HIV could be fueling suicide incidents in the police force. The Director of Police Medical Services, Dr Moses Byaruhanga says investigations among some of the police officers revealed that they were due to domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, relationships gone bad. …

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