Suicide Shocks Rwampara District

By Editorial

Rwampara District

A somber atmosphere envelops Nyamatete cell in Kinoni Town Council following the tragic suicide of Muhinda Peter, a 38-year-old resident of the area. The incident, which occurred on 12th March 2024, has left the community reeling and prompted a swift response from local law enforcement.

According to the Rwampara  Rwizi regional police spokesperson Samson Kasasira, the distressing event unfolded at approximately 9:00 AM local time when Muhinda Peter, described as a peasant, left his home with a panga and a radio in a shopping basket, ostensibly to tend to his grandfather’s banana plantation. However, the day took a tragic turn when Mrs. Kabandize Monica stumbled upon a grim sight while attending to her goats for grazing.

Mrs. Monica reportedly discovered Muhinda Peter hanging from a tree branch, his lifeless body suspended by a rope. The shocking discovery prompted immediate action, with the local LC1 chairman alerted to the scene. Subsequently, the Kinoni Police Station was notified, prompting a swift response from law enforcement.

Upon arrival, police officers conducted a thorough examination of the scene and the deceased’s body. Later, the body was released to the family for funeral arrangements, marking the beginning of a mourning period for the community.

As the community grapples with the tragedy, authorities have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Muhinda Peter’s untimely demise.  

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the profound impact of mental health challenges and underscores the importance of community support and intervention in preventing such tragedies.