By Our Reporter
Busoga East Regional Police is investigating circumstances under which a one Safina Mbabazi, a resident of Kizuba village, Kizuba Sub County in Namutumba District took her life.
It is reported that the deceased committed Suicide after allegedly failing to repay a loan of Shs150,000 she took from a village bank which had grown an interest of Shs60,000.
It is alleged that Safina got a loan from a Women Saving Group in June 2022, to invest in her tomato-selling business and was expected to return the money in November which she felt as failed.
According to her sister Juliet Nabosa, Suzan contacted her for assistance as she had failed to get the money and formers promised to help her with a sum.
“On Friday last week, I received a call from the deceased saying she had failed to repay the loan yet she had only been given this month to clear. I promised to support her with Shs100,000 but received news on Thursday morning about her death,” Nabosa said.
Musa Kama, the village LC1 Secretary explains that they were preparing to go talk to Mbabazi when they received news of her demise. The bank administrators had involved authorities to get her to comply.
“Last week, the saving group notified me of her debt and requested me to intervene; so, I was planning to engage my boss (LC1 chairperson) so that we can talk to her, but unfortunately she has ended her life,” he said.
The deceased left behind three children that she has been fending for on her tomato business.
The deceased’s body was taken to Nsinze Health Centre IV in Namutumba District for postmortem