SAD: Kyambogo University graduate sets himself ablaze, succumbs to injuries

Police in Wakiso District is currently investigating the circumstances under which a man identified as Noah Buyinza died after succumbing from injuries resulting from severe burns to his body.

Noah was a Geography teacher at Dar-Es-Salaam Secondary School Matugga. He recently graduated from Kyambogo University with a Bachelors in Education.

According to reports from eyewitnesses, Buyinza set himself on fire at his home and thereafter ran towards the road while trying to put off the fire.

He was rushed to a nearby health facility where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Mr. Godfrey Mutekanga a close friend to the deceased revealed that Buyinza could have committed suicide due to financial hardships brought about by the Coronavirus lockdown.

“He called me last week and told me he had food at home but did not have charcoal. He wanted me to get him Ugx 20,000 to buy charcoal. That was the last time we had a chat,” Mutekanga revealed.

By press time, Police had started investigations waiting for postmortem results.

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