A 25-year-old man in Kibaale district has reportedly committed suicide after
testing positive for COVID-19. The
deceased is Joseph Ahaisibwe, a resident of Kibingo village, Bwamiramira Sub
County in Kibaale district.
He reportedly committed suicide by hanging on
Tuesday evening. According to
information obtained by URN, Ahaisibwe tested positive for COVID-19 early this
month and was placed under home-based care.
However, his relatives found him
hanging inside his house when they took for him food.
A family member told
Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity that Ahaisibwe has improved and
wondered why he could have decided to end his life.
Byekola, the area LC1 Chairperson says the shocking incident prompted him to
alert police and the Kibaale COVID-19 task force. He says that Byekola has not
been in a worrying situation since he had been taking medication as recommended
by the medics.
//cue in;”Baitu kandi abaija…
Cue out:…kusanga akozere atyo,”//
the officer in charge of Kibaale Central Police station, says that police
together with the COVID-19 burial team rushed and picked the deceased’s body to
prepare for burial arrangements.
//Cue in: ”It is true…
Cue out:…to commit suicide,”//
On June 13, 2021, 86-year-old Erifazi Byakatonda, a resident of Babigaya
village in Kabasekende Sub County in Kibaale district also committed suicide by
His lifeless body was found dangling inside his house by residents who
had gone to check on him.