Mentally disturbed man commits suicide in Rubanda


Police in Rubanda have launched investigations into circumstances under which mentally disturbed man committed suicide.

This incident according to kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate happened on Tuesday at 09:00am .

Maate identified the deceased as  Namanya Alex aged 41 years resident of Nyamiyaga village, Karengyere parish Muko sub county in Rubanda district .

Maate said ,It’s alleged that the deceased has had a mental health issue for a long time and in the past 5 days it had worsened.

He also told journalists that his relatives were planning to take him to a mental health facility. However, Yesterday  06/06/2023 at around 09:00am, one Nyinaruzinda Constance, while going to the garden found him hanging by a rope on a tree near Karengyere play ground and called community members and chairman who also informed the police. 

A team of police officers headed by oc station Muko ASP Okello Solomon reported at the scene of crime, sketch plan drafted, statements recorded, postmortem was done at the scene and the body was handed to the relatives.