Phiona Nabirye, one of the family members narrated how they had breakfast with the deceased. "She expressed no signs of agony whatsoever, but to our shock, we found her hanging with a bed-sheet tied around her neck," noted Nabirye.
Police are investigating the death of a primary four pupil of Nkumba
junior primary school in Nkumba central in Katabi town council in
Her lifeless body was
found hanging on a pole in the small room where she has been sleeping on Friday
morning. Mark Matovu, a neighbor to the deceased, says the minor
who has been staying with her step mother, was residing in one of the small
rooms adjacent to the main house.
Phiona Nabirye, one of the family members narrated how they
had breakfast with the deceased. "She expressed no signs of agony
whatsoever, but to our shock, we found her hanging with a bed-sheet
tied around her neck," noted Nabirye.
Her body was taken to Mulago National Referral hospital for postmortem. A case of
suicide was recorded at Abaita Ababiri police vide SD 26/23/05/2019 as
investigations into the matter continues.
Some residents wanted to force the deceased’s step mother,
Hellen Makamazibu out of the house accusing her of leaving a 12-year girl to
sleep in a congested room outside the main house. The deceased’s father, Thomas
Katende returned later from Nsazi Island where he carries out his fishing
He explained that Naluyima and her siblings spent their
school holidays at Nsazi Island with him and only returned to Nkumba central a
day before her demise. "She was happy and jolly by the time
they left me at Nsazi Island," Katende said.
Katende who was restricted by his
in-laws from talking to the press, did
not explain why his 12-year old daughter was sleeping
outside the main house which looked big enough to accommodate all
the five children at home.