Man rescued at Nile bridge, another burns self for being denied sex


By URN/The Observer

A man has been rescued by security from commit suicide at the Jinja Nile bridge on River Nile.

Charles Kakiriho, a resident of Njerika cell in Isingiro district clad in a brown striped shirt and a black trouser, stood at the pedestrian walkway of the bridge for close to 30 minutes.

He had written a leaflet with his personal details and dropped some documents in the flowing river waters before attempting to drown himself on Thursday afternoon. 

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Security personnel at the bridge intercepted him after noticing his suspicious behaviour.

He was later taken to Nalufenya police station.

Kakiriho told journalists that his wife had denied him conjugal rights for a period of one year and chose to find a place far away from him, where he could end his journey on earth.

He added that he felt dejected and depressed because people were making fun of him in the whole village.

“This problem has depressed me because everyone is making fun of me, calling me a weak man who cannot control the general welfare of his homestead,” he said.

Ishaka Butanaziba, the officer in charge of security at the new bridge says that Kakiriho was rescued in time and he did not sustain any physical injuries.

Jilted man sets himself on fire, dies in hospital

Another man who set himself ablaze after he was reportedly rejected by his female lover has died.


Edward Kyamunywa, who was a resident of Masanafu in Kampala, succumbed to his wounds in hospital.

Kyamunywa’s children put out the fire and alerted the Police.

The Kampala Metropolitan Area Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire announced Kyamunywa’s death to URN. 

His body was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.  

This is the second suicide incident this week.  

Recently, a man in Nateete attempted a suicide after killing a woman for rejecting his sexual advances.  

Abdul Kalegeya, a barber stabbed to death 40-year-old Sarah Kamwaka, a resident of Mbawo zone in Lubaga Division in Kampala.  

He reportedly attacked the deceased in a bar where she was staying and stabbed her to death. 

After killing the deceased, Kalegeya set himself ablaze and his also still nursing injuries. 

 On July 27th, 2020, another man allegedly chopped off his girlfriend’s hand, for rejecting his marriage proposal in Nabooti Village in Nakatsi Sub-county in Bududa District.  

The suspect waylaid the 16-year-old girl on the path to her parents’ home around 9:00pm and chopped off her right hand.



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