BUDAKA: Sickly 80 Yr Old Man Takes Own Life

By Weswa Ronnie




An 80 year old man has committed suicide by hanging after a long battle with a yet to be disclosed ailment.


Loko Yolonimu, a resident of Busikwe Cell, Kaderuna Parish, Kachomo Town Council, Budaka District took his own life on the night of Wednesday, 19th July 2023.


According to Immaculate Alaso, the Police Spokesperson, Bukedi North, the deceased has been sick and was living alone at his home, and sometimes with his grandson, Mulekwa Boniface.


She adds that according to the grandchild, Loko committed suicide by hanging himself on the nearby mango tree.


Alaso says that according to the grandchild, the Mzee had been complaining that he has wasted a lot of money on treatment which forced him to take his life over prolonged sickness.


The body was retrieved and taken to Mbale Referral hospital for postmortem.


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