Frustration: Man Sets His House on Fire, Drowns Himself In Lake Victoria

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A silverfish dealer at Nkose Landing Site in Mazinga Sub County in Kalangala has set torched his property before drowning himself in Lake Victoria. The deceased only identified as Mbabali, reportedly first warned his friends that he was going to torch his property and commit suicide for unknown reasons.

According to witnesses Mbabali torched his property on Friday afternoon and ran into the lake as residents were struggling to put out the fire. Haruna Kasaali, an eyewitness says that Mbabali often warned his friends about his plans to burn his property and end his life.  

John Ssembule, the Nkose Landing Site Information secretary claims that Mbabali was drunk when he torched his property and drowned himself in the lake. 

Rodgers Kakuta, the OC Nkose Police post says committing suicide is common among fishermen who are fed up with the situation on Lake Victoria.

Residents had embarked on searching for Mbabali’s body by the time of filing this story. On Monday, another fisherman committed suicide by hanging at Nkose Landing site and left a note apologizing to residents for taking his own life.