KAMPALA — Ashraf Nsubuga, a fourth year student of Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiotherapy has left fellow students in utter shock when he decided to end his life on Sunday morning citing “personal reasons”.
Nsubuga’s death was confirmed by his roommate who stumbled upon his lifeless body on return from the Sunday service at around 11:00 am.
The roommate made an alarm that gathered several students at PAB, an extension of Nsibirwa Hall, where Nsubuga lodged.
The deceased, according to sources inside the Hall where he was a resident for the last four years of his course left behind a suicide note dated Sunday 29th, September 2019 that he was going to commit suicide due to “personal reasons”.
The source which preferred anonymity went ahead to allege that the note also pointed out the means by which he was going to end his life.
Nsubuga who left him alive before the Sunday Service said there was nothing peculiar from his usual silent and introvert kind of life.
Emmanuel Sserunjogi who is the President at the College of Health Sciences in a latter confirmed Nsubuga’s death but dispelled romours that he left any suicide notes.
“He has been found dead, hanging behind the door this morning by his roommate who had gone to Church. The reason that he made him hang are not clear and reports show he has not left any suicide notes” he wrote.
By press time, Police had been called into action and the body was being taken to the Mulago hospital mortuary for further investigations.
Cases of Suicide at Makerere University
In April 2011, Francis Kigenyi, 23, a final year student of Social Sciences jumped from the 5th floor of Baskon Hostel and died instantly. The deceased left a note complaining he had trouble no one was willing to listen to.
In November 2011, Emmanuel Kagina, a second year student at faculty of Arts and attached to University Hall jumped to his death at Mary Stuart Hall.
In November 2011, Hassan Muganzi, a second year student of information technology and resident in Nkrumah Hall, came down from the fourth floor of Mary Stuart Hall and died instantly.
In September 2016, Ronald Abaho also a student attempted to commit suicide after losing his tuition fees to sports betting.
In September 2018, Joshua Ajuna, a 4th year student of Forestry at Makerere University committed suicide at the same hall.