September 18, 2013

School Head Commits Suicide

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.

Ugandan primary school teachers hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration  in a protest against the government's failure to increase their salaries in an earlier strike. Rubandana had repeatedly threatened to commit suicide if government fails to increase the teachers' pay.
Ugandan primary school teachers hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration in a protest against the government’s failure to increase their salaries in an earlier strike. Rubandana had repeatedly threatened to commit suicide if government fails to increase the teachers’ pay.

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.

11 thoughts on “School Head Commits Suicide

  1. R.I.P but honestly was that the best and last resort??? how about your family? did u think of them be4 leaving them for good?

    1. Ms. Diehard,
      That was a very good question you put to him, “did you think of your family before leaving them for good?” I can guarantee you will have to wait hard for his answer Ms. Diehard.

      1. i asked coz this was a planned death and not sudden. always get the gist of these comments b4 responding

      2. hahah the guy is already dead and this diehard is asking him? cheeky arent u Geresomu? Classic case of a ded man answering questions-lets wait and see.

  2. Madam Rose_M7 diehard,
    It wasn’t definitely, but wait until it gets to you, then you will know what it means to go through some situations. Do not blame but pray for him.

    1. am not blaming but by commiting suicide, has he improved any situation? ive seen pipo in such a situation and suicide is never the answer

  3. be4 he answers ya qns mis diehard, did ya sick govt respond to his querries? can nw mit him wherevr he has gone 4 answrs. R.I.P HM

    1. i insist suicide is never the answer, so many people are even in a worse situation but they dont commit suicide

  4. He might have committed suicide because he failed to make ends meet with his meager salary. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. I think such people should always learn to discuss they problems with other people may be they can always get solutions other than hanging RIP Hm

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