Emmanuel Rubandana, the deputy head teacher Kagarama Primary school in Kabale district has committed suicide. Rubandana’s body was found hanging from the roof of one of the bedrooms in his house.
It is not clear why Rubandana decided to take his life. Some of his relatives link the suicide to the ongoing troubles about the teachers’ pay while others believe it is a result of misunderstandings with his wife.
Information obtained by our reporter shows that, before committing suicide Rubandana went to Nyakabungo trading center to shave his hair. On his return, Rubandana reportedly asked his wife to go and buy maize seeds for cultivation.
But on her return from the market, she found the deceased’s body hanging from the roof top of one of the bedrooms in their main house. Johnson Baguma, the Buhara sub county LC V councilor says Rubandana had repeatedly threatened to commit suicide if government fails to increase the teachers’ pay.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional Police spokesperson has described the incident as unfortunate saying they have launched investigations to establish the motive of the suicide.