By Weswa Ronnie
A resident of Buwanabisi Cell, Bududa Town Council in Bududa district has committed suicide shortly after accusing his wife of heaving extra-marital affairs.
The deceased, identified as Paulo Masika, according to Peter Lulondo, the LCI chairperson of Buwanabisi cell drank a pesticide known as Rocket last night (9th March, 2022).
Lulondo also says that before Masika drank poison he had a serious misunderstanding with the wife yesterday after accusing her of infidelity.
He adds that as local leaders they became involved in the matter and counseled the two sides. He says it is unfortunate Masika decided to kill himself at night even after their efforts.
Samuel Namanda, one of the neighbors also says that after Lulondo took poison, he went and slept at the veranda of his father where he was found dead this morning, 10th March, 2022.
Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson, has confirmed the incident saying that the body has been taken to Mbale city mortuary for postmortem.
He urged married couples to always report their grievances to police or local leaders rather than taking the law into their own hands.