KAMPALA – An employee of Vision Group in Mbarara who was found dead in her room at the weekend died of suffocation, her family and employer have said.
Christine Kabasweke, an accountant, went missing on Wednesday until her body was discovered on Saturday in her room on Mayor’s house along Bucunku Road.
While some of her fellow employees had claimed that she may have committed suicide due to a salary cut, a postmortem report shared by some Vision Group staff revealed that Kabasweke died of suffocation after she forgot to put off the cooking stove in her room. The postmortem report also indicates that her lungs were found to be congested.
Earlier, some of her workmates who preferred anonymity had said that the deceased who was suffering from unknown illness was depressed after she was informed that her salary was to be cut by 50 percent.
The pay cuts, which take effect this month were announced in communication made last week, by the Group Chief Executive Officer Robert Kabushenga.
According to the communication, Persons earning above 19 million will get a 60 per cent pay cut, those earning between eight and 19 million will take a 45 per cent cut while those earning below 8 million Shillings will take a 40 per cent salary cut.