A man in Kalungu district is nursing burns he
sustained in an attempted suicide.
Hassan Munkunyu, a resident of Mukoko village
in Bukulula Sub County in Kalungu district is said to have set himself
ablaze after suspecting his wife of being involved in an extra marital affair with his neighbor.
According to eyewitness, Mukunyu
locked his family of six people in the house on Wednesday night and torched
Munkunyu’s wife, Jenifer Natukunda, says her husband returned home in unusual
mood only to realize that he was carrying kerosene, which he used to torch the
She says despite the timely community response to rescue the
family from the burning house, Mukunyu remained adamant and locked himself in
It took police intervention to force him out of the house. Charles Okello, the Kalungu District Police
Commander, says Munkunyu was rescued and taken to Bukulula Health Center IV for
He says despite their timely response to the community alarm,
Mukunyu wrestled the officers to frustrate their attempts to rescue him from
He says they have commenced investigations
into the incident and have recorded statements from the survivors
Charles Muyanja, the Bukulula Sub county LC III
Chairperson who was part of the rescue team, says Munkunyu couldn’t have acted
under emotional distress.
He asked government to consider reopening
houses of worship such that community members can access spiritual and moral
support to prevent similar incidents.
//Cue in: “okuvanaanibwa
Cue out; ……eno
Various cases of
suicide have been reported in various parts of the country.
On July 02, 2020, 29-year-old
Walugembe, a Boda boda rider set himself on fire inside the traffic office at
Masaka Central Police Station after attempting to recover his motorcycle that
was impounded for flouting the curfew in vain.