Suicide, Domestic Violence cases on rise in the lockdown, Police.


The Uganda Police Force stated that there are reports on increasing cases of suicide and domestic violence in this corona virus lockdown period.

According to Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police Spokesperson increased cases are as a result of mental health related problems.

Namaye was breifing the media today today Wednesday June17th,2020 at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.

In a period of less than a fortnight ago, there were media reports of two juveniles who committed suicide in the Kampala metropolitan areas.

Most recent is of a 7-year-old Derrick Waders who committed suicide while trying to imitate a movie he watched on a Television.

Ms Tumwekwatse Hannah, mother to the deceased, the latter was advised to mop the house after family had their lunch meals. Few minutes later he went missing and his young sister in a search found him hanging in shoe laces on a decker where he had committed suicide.

This happened in Nantabulirwa village Gonna Division in Mukono municipality.

Few days later, another case of suicide was reported in Mukono involving a 17-yr-old malejuvenile who committed suicide in a toilet after he allegedly defiled his younger step sister.

There have been many media reports on suicide in Uganda since March involving adults and Juveniles.

On the other hand, increased cases of domestic violence have been reported across the country mostly in the districts of Kabale, Bushenyi, Lyantonde, Masaka, Luwero among others.

Namaye appealed to Ugandans to be law abiding citizens and stay away from all forms of domestic violence.

“We urge the members of the  public to remain lawful as we fight COVID-19,” she urged.



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