Police are investigating the circumstances beneath which journalist Brian Kasibante took deadly poison on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
The 26-year-old journalist wrote suicide notes informing his household and buddies about his determination earlier than consuming paraquat, a poisonous chemical that’s broadly used as a herbicide primarily for weed and grass management.
Kasibante, who labored for Kooki Broadcasting Providers (KBS) in Uganda, died on Wednesday morning at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital the place he had been rushed on Tuesday night after taking the poison.
A well being employee on the hospital who spoke to native media on situation of anonymity mentioned the journalist consumed about 30ml of paraquat which disorganised his entire physique system.
The deceased’s colleague Nicholas Kakeeto instructed native media that the late journalist ceaselessly quarrelled together with his two wives, which he believes might have influenced his determination to commit suicide.
“He has been telling us tales about his fights together with his wives, however we thought this was a simple drawback and ignored it,” he mentioned.
One other colleague Betty Nabichu mentioned she reached out to the deceased after he wrote about how he would kill himself on his WhatsApp standing.
“Regardless that I’ve been talking to him on daily basis, I used to be blind to his struggles. I final learn a write-up on his WhatsApp standing discussing how he would commit suicide. We had been essentially the most alarmed once I tried to name him, however he didn’t reply,” she mentioned.
In accordance with the notes he left behind, the late journalist pleaded with the police to not make any arrests over his demise.
“I’m taking my very own life with out being murdered. Please don’t lock anybody up,” the notes learn partly.
“I’ve solely left one youngster on this planet, and his title is Wiiki. Please take care of my youngster and brothers. Mama Wiiki, please keep your composure,” the notes proceed.
The journalist additionally requested his household to not maintain a funeral for him in his suicide notes.
“I ask you to not maintain a funeral. That’s how I wish to be buried. Bury me nonetheless you want. However my image is with Isaac Kukiriza,” the notes learn.