A 35-year-old man identified as Sylvester Bwiso, from Kiyunga trading center, in Luuka town council has committed suicide after losing shillings 13,000,000 million business capital to thieves.
It is reported that Bwiso wrote a suicide note before taking rat poison which claimed his life .
According to the report filed by a local television last night, the deceased’s neighbours recovered samples of rat poison from Bwiso’s house on Thursday morning and Kiyunga Health Center IV also released an autopsy report confirming poisoning.
It’s reported that Bwiso solicited Shs 13 Million from traders within Jinja city with the hope of supplying them rice at a wholesale price a few days back but he lost the money to thieves who attacked him on Monday last week.
Despite the unfortunate incident, the traders told Bwiso to refund their money with some threatening to sue him if he didn’t supply them 52 bags of rice as they had earlier agreed.
While speaking to a local TV a one Susan Takuwa, a rice dealer in Jinja city revealed that Bwiso stopped picking up their phone calls only to hear on Thursday morning that he had committed suicide.
“Bwiso has been our longtime grassroots dealer who purchases rice from local farmers on our behalf. However, he stopped picking up our repeated phone calls and it was only today that we were notified how he had committed suicide,” she noted.
Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North police spokesperson, challenged members of the general public to seek guidance from their spiritual leaders and other elders when faced with challenging situations rather than resorting to suicide.