78 year old man hangs himself

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78 year old man hangs himself
Locals converge at the scene.

The community of Paracham South village in Mwelo subcounty in Tororo is in shock after a 78 year old resident hanged himself under unclear circumstances.

Mzee Alex Ogenere Ganda was on Sunday morning found hanging lifeless  on a mango tree just opposite his main house.

According to his close friends, it is alleged that prior to commiting suicide, Ogenere has been undergoing trauma ever since the loss of his second wife in December last year.

"Each time I was with him, he could tell me how he feels like leaving the world because of the death of his wife. I could counsel him but unfortunately things didn't work out," James Oburu, an elder in the area said.

Locals say committing suicide wasn't a better option for him urging the need to trust in God

" The late has eight children, four are well placed within the country and two abroad. We never expected this," Bernard Obbo, sub county chairperson said.

Police responded to the scene and has delivered the body to Tororo hospital mortuary  for postmortem as further investigations are done.

According to the World health Organization's report of 2023, it's estimated that 3.8% of the words population are experiencing depression of which 5.7% of those are adults older than 60years.

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