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Man commits suicide after in-laws 'repossess' wife

A 29-year-old man in Kwania district has taken his own life by hanging after his father-in-law repossessed his daughter over failure to pay bride price.

Tony Awany, a resident of Emeng village in Apolika parish in Chawente sub-county was on Monday morning found hanging in a house a few days after his wife left for her father’s house.

Denis Ogola, the father of the deceased says his son attempted to commit suicide two times on grounds that he was not given cattle and money for dowry. Nelson Odongo, Kwania acting DPC confirmed the incident saying police had handed the body to relatives for burial.

The incident comes barely a day after a 26-year old man committed suicide in Inomo sub-county Kwania district over unclear reasons. The body of Frank Amua, a resident of Alyec-juk village in Ajok parish was found dangling on a mango tree on Sunday evening.

Amua reportedly left his home village and hanged himself in a garden in a neighbouring village of Alik-ingel in Aluka parish, where he was discovered by a lady who had gone to collect firewood.

A 2018 report by World Health Organization placed suicide as the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. However, Fatuma Adongo, immediate former LC V councillor for Chawente sub county blames the increasing cases of suicide on excessive consumption of alcohol.

 

"The level of drunkardness is so high among the youth here, the deceased had a bad record of drinking, and you can't take proper decision while drunk." said Adongo. 

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0 #1 Zaitun 2021-09-06 15:38
"Fatuma Adongo, immediate former LC V councillor for Chawente sub county blames the increasing cases of suicide on excessive consumption of alcohol." If that is true, simply declare alcohol consumption illegal.

But you and your government have made it quite impossible for the younger generation to live normally, hence the consumption of alcohol and marijuana as a means to forget problems. Something that was unheard of!

Give me a name of one of the sons of those amassing wealth freely and who has committed suicide, then I will believe your theory of excessive alcohol drinking as a reason!

You can acuse alcohol drinking as a means of dutch courage for they are poor, but not as the reason behind its consumption.

If you want to eradicate suicides in the country, please, Madame Fatuma Adongo, tell your president to revise his economic, social and developmental policies based on redusing Ugandans to beggars while those who matter are taking everything!
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0 #2 Akot 2021-09-06 20:59
Zaitun, thanks.

Uganda situation will get worse as our people have abandoned their lives/future to Museveni, who will one day die & leave them in the no return journy to hell!

Even tribal leaders look up to their chief Museveni & won't survive without Museveni!

+35 years of one man rule is too long & Ugandans won't know hat to do nor how to start when Museveni dies in post!

Libya bacame war land because the people abandoned themselves to Kadhafi who tribally divided & ruled them, so could't start, didn't know how, still don't!

Even Uganda opposition leaders further divide an already tribally divided & ruled Ugandans look up to Museveni & won't survive without him!

Uganda will be chaos when Museveni dies & his military son replaces the father & things will get worse for Ugandans as he was taught by his father how to rule!
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+1 #3 Lakwena 2021-09-07 08:11
Quoting Zaitun:
" ... If you want to eradicate suicides in the country, please, Madame Fatuma Adongo, tell your president to revise his economic, social and developmental policies based on redusing Ugandans to beggars while those who matter are taking everything!


Zaitun, manipulation, semi literacy (UPE &USE), stupefying and impoverishing the majority of the youths, is Gen Tibuhaburwa's strategic and functional means to an absolute end, of stranglehold on Ugandans.

E.g., at the risk of obliterating the forest cover (environment) in this country, and in addition to the current mass production of Sanitizer (Covid-19); have you ever thought about the proliferation of Sugarcane plantations/factories? It is because Sugar is a very important raw material for alcohol production.
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+2 #4 Lakwena 2021-09-07 08:30
In other words, Sugarcane plantation is a Land Monster. Any illiterate or semi literate and drunken community in this country will lose their land.

Otherwise, including genocide; how e.g., did the Australian Aborigines and Native Americans lose their vast, premium and beautiful land to European/English Settlers?

It was Alcohol! And the children of alcoholics have no future either.

The best they can do is to do odd jobs and/or work on the plantation for a slave wage, and the cycle of dehumanized alcoholic families and suicide will continue.

In collaboration with his pet "foreign investors collaborators sic JOB/WEALTH CREATION utopia; alcoholism is one of Gen Tibuhaburwa's concealed evil of dispossessing millions of Ugandans of their premium land.
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0 #5 Akot 2021-09-07 16:25
Quoting Akot:


Uganda situation will get worse as our people have abandoned their lives/future to Museveni, who will one day die & leave them in the no return journy to hell!

Even tribal leaders look up to their chief Museveni & won't survive without Museveni!

+35 years of one man rule is too long & Ugandans won't know hat to do nor how to start when Museveni dies in post!

Libya bacame war land because the people abandoned themselves to Kadhafi who tribally divided & ruled them, so could't start, didn't know how, still don't!

Even Uganda opposition leaders further divide an already tribally divided & ruled Ugandans look up to Museveni & won't survive without him!

Uganda will be chaos when Museveni dies & his military son replaces the father & things will get worse for Ugandans as he was taught by his father how to rule!


Ugandans, Listen to Akot, please!
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0 #6 Akot 2021-09-07 16:34
...Ugandans, I left Uganda in 1987, yet calls you to UNITY to end Museveni's rule to have chance to form the kind of governance they want!

Which Ugandans living in developed world tells Ugandans what to do, if they want Museveni out & help from developed world?

Yet Ugandans, like all from shitholes living in developed world are living so well; have jobs, those without income get social housing with running water/electricity/gas, healthcare, children at school...!

By not bringing down the tribalistic system, going for fake elections, how will Ugandans get change & put in place the governance they want?

Does Museveni talk as if he'll leave the post even tohis son or lose next fake election?

Why wait for 40 years, then go for another fake parliamentary/presidential elections to prolong the wait, suffering, enslavement...?
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+2 #7 Kabinda 2021-09-07 16:47
Suicide and alcohol? That's too wild a theory. What is the correlation...that if you drink too much you become suicidal?

How do you explain some of these drunkards who hang around forever? Get to the root cause and avoid such outrageously ignorant declarations.
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