Six-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Being Transferred To New School
By Uganda Online Media
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.
“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.
Kampala: Police in Kampala have kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a six-year-old girl committed suicide after being taken to a school that she allegedly didn’t want.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the sad incident that happened in Bweyogerere Centra Zone, Kira Municipality in Wakiso district saying Moreen Nantume, 6 was found dead at around 6 pm.
“It is alleged that the deceased was seen by her brother, a 13-year-old, hanging on a cloth tied on the middle bed of a three-decker bed. The brother had just returned from school and attempted to open the door but it was locked from the inside,” Owoyesigyire said in a statement.
Owoyesigyire noted that when the brother peeped through the glass window, he saw his sister hanging and ran to inform the mother, Catherine Nakafu, 35 a businesswoman who works in the neighborhood but it was too late to save her life.
The mother later informed police and officers responded by breaking the door to gain access into the house.
“Our scene of crime officers managed to visit the scene picked the relevant pieces of evidence and later took the body to city mortuary at Mulago for a post mortem. The investigative team has also established, through the parents, that the deceased was pending to be returned to the village in Buikwe District, to a school she did not want,” Owoyesigyire said.
He noted that whereas investigations are still ongoing, all leads point to suicide.
This follows another similar incident where Emmanuel Okello, 18, a senior four student of Makerere College School was found dead after committing suicide in the compound having earlier informed his parents he was no longer interested in returning to his former school.
The father later got him a position at St Kizito SS Namugongo, but he wasn’t happy about the choice thus taking his life.
Following such worrying trends especially among students, Police have thus advised parents and guardians to be cautious and look out for worrying signs of depression in their children to avoid such sad incidents.