Kampala, Uganda | URN | A patient admitted at Kiruddu Hospital in Makindye has committed suicide.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Faustine Musinzi, from Gomba district, jumped from the eighth floor on Thursday 12th at around 8pm and fell on the concrete, dying instantly.
It is not clear what could have triggered Musinzi to commit suicide, but other patients told police that he had been experiencing a lot of pain. Musinzi was reportedly suffering from kidney dysfunction, diabetes and other illnesses.
Police from Kampala South Regional headquarters at Katwe rushed to the hospital and removed the body amidst cries from other patients and caretakers.
Musinzi caught hospital staff by surprise as health workers and other patients thought he was moving around the stairs perhaps to gain some energy. Owoyesigyire said police took Musinzi’s body to the City morgue for a post-mortem.