After his grandmother complained about missing money, Young boy ends his life

Residents of Kiwafu West, Division ‘B’ in Entebbe Municipality, Uganda were left in shock after a 12-year-old boy identified as Derrick Mukisa, a primary two (P.2) pupil at Kiwafu Modern Primary School was found hanging on a rope in a bed room.

Taban Stephen, the uncle to the deceased, revealed that he returned home from a nearby carpentry workshop where he works, at around 8.30pm on Wednesday and on opening the bedroom door, he saw the boy hanging dead on a rope.

He immediately notified the Land Lord Hussein Nusura who in turn contacted the OC Station Entebbe Police. According to Doreen Namusisi, the grandmother to the deceased,

    “Mukisa returned home from school on Wednesday to have lunch and on his way back to school, i found out that my money Shs70,000= was missing.”

She further revealed that she went to the school to inquire whether it was her grandson who had taken the money, and he(deceased) admitted to have kept the money under the pillow.

    “I returned and surely found the money under the pillow, then proceeded to the landing site in Kigungu where i normally work,” explained Ms. Namusisi.

It’s not yet clear what drove the 12 year old boy to ‘end his life’ however, close neighbors who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that the home has lots of issues and problems, and that the father to the deceased poisoned himself when his wife, Joyce Apai, was two months pregnant.

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