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Kyazanga police officer shoots self dead

Police in Lwengo district is investigating circumstances under which a police officer attached to the Field Force Unit (FFU) at Kyazanga police station reportedly shot himself dead. 

Wilson Kalungi, 54, allegedly turned the gun on himself today morning. Preliminary police findings indicate that Kalungi had issues with his family in Nakaseke district.   

A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity says they heard a gunshot at Kalungi’s residence and found him lying in a pool of blood, moments later. He says the deceased was rushed to Kyazanga health centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Paul Kangave, the Southern Region Police spokesperson says Kalungi lost a lot of blood since the bullet shattered his skull. This is the second high profile case of suicide in Greater Masaka region within a space of two months. Last month, the director of St Agnes primary school in Sembabule district, one of the best schools there died after taking poison.

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0 #1 WADADA roger 2019-09-19 08:55
There is no justification for taking one's own life due to family or other related problems.

Atleast this police officer took his own life and no one has to be imprisoned for killing him.

Over and over again we have requested Government to provide avenues through which these men in uniform can get counselling, it is food for the mind. At the end of the day, these guys are just human and can have emotional break down.
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0 #2 karemere 2019-09-20 00:01
Quoting WADADA roger:
There is no justification for taking one's own life due to family or other related problems.

Atleast this police officer took his own life and no one has to be imprisoned for killing him.

Over and over again we have requested Government to provide avenues through which these men in uniform can get counselling, it is food for the mind. At the end of the day, these guys are just human and can have emotional break down.
A precisely stated problem - MENTAL Break-down. What
"Causes" are associated with this phenomenon?
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0 #3 WADADA roger 2019-09-20 10:40
By the time a guy in uniform picks a gun whose harm he knows and points it at himself, then there is a possibility that he is overwhelmed.

Sometimes they just need somebody to talk to, a person to give them a feeling that it is not the end of the world.

But some people are shy to talk about issues that they consider personal with somebody they know.

So when they choose to keep quiet, they pile a lot of pressure from within and the consequences include impairing the brain to think objectively.

The situation is ultimately caused by an inability to cope with large amounts of stress, but how that manifests exactly varies from individual to individual.

Work stress, mental illness, family responsibilities, and poor coping strategies are all things that can lead to a breakdown and the inability to function normally.
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