Residents of Nyakabungo Village in Rwene parish in Buhara Sub County in Kabale district are in shock after one of their own committed suicide by hanging after allegedly failing to raise Shillings 1000 to buy a sachet of salt for his family.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson identifies the deceased as Denis Michael Owamani, who was found hanging on a rope by Nyakabungo Village LC I Chairperson, Joseph Akampurira around 7:20PM on Monday evening.
Akampurira narrates that trouble started when the deceased developed a misunderstanding with his wife for alleged failure to buy salt when he reportedly tried hard to raise Shillings 1000 to buy salt in vain.
The irritated wife left Owamani at home only to return and find his lifeless body hanging on a rope inside their house.
According to Maate, the wife first saw the deceased’s photo dumped on the door ground marked X. It is when she entered the house and found him hanging in the sitting room.
Investigations into the matter have commenced.