New Vision (Kampala)

14 November 2012

Uganda: Makerere Student Who Jumped to Death Left Note to Dad

A male Makerere University student who jumped to death from a 5th floor of a girl's Hall of residence, left to a note to his father. Emmanuel Kagyina, a non-resident second year student pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Arts in the College of Humanities and social Sciences committed suicide on Monday.

Kagyina left a note explaining that he committed suicide due to family related hiccups. "This is the toughest and hardest decision one can ever make. But on taking a critical analysis about everything I had to make it," the deceased said in the note. "Dad, it's true that I wronged you in some aspects but it is also true that me and you did not share our relationship to the required standards," the deceased told his father in the note.

"To Uncle Pat, you have tried shape us as you can but the problem is that you were strict and harsh. This is the 'DOT COM ERA!!!" reads Kagyina's note.

Others mentioned in the note included: Titwe, Nabaasa, Kanankunda, Hope, Sofi, Akim and Sonku.

Police have launched an inquiry into the mysterious death of students at Makerere University. According to the officer in-charge of Wandegeya Police station, Julius Ceasor Tusingwire, they are carrying out in-depth investigations to uncover the cause of the deaths. "These deaths are disturbing to the parents, its high time we found out why they occur. The report is not yet concluded but the essence of this investigation is to establish the cause of the death of the students," Tusingwire said.

He was attached to University hall, for male students. In a statement issued by Makerere University Assistant communications Officer, Marion Alina, Kagyina jumped off the top of Mary Stuart Hall for female students at around 10:00pm.

"According to the warden of the hall, one of the students saw the deceased jump off and she came running to report the incidence. On reaching the scene, Kagyina was lying unconscious. He died shortly after," Alina said in the statement.

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