A 52- year-old British national has committed suicide in Murchison Falls National Park in Masindi.
Stephen Monaghan, the project manager of BMS East Africa, jumped into River Nile at a point inhabited by crocodiles and hippos in Masindi.
Tom-Keith Eyagu, the officer Incharge of Masindi police station has confirmed the incident. He says the incident took place on Thursday last week and Monaghan's body is not yet recovered.
Eyagu says police and Uganda Wild Life Authority are working together to recover the body.
Eyagu explains that Monoghan borrowed a car from Kajansi, and told his friends that he was heading to Jinja, but instead headed to Murchison fall's national park.
Workers at Red Chilli, where Monoghan spent a night, say he took lots of coffee throughout his stay and smoked about five packets of cigarettes non-stop.
On Thursday morning, he drove to the river bank and that was the last time he was seen alive.
The matter was brought to the attention of the police by the Wildlife officials shortly after they failed to trace the owner of the car at the river bank.
They found a mobile phone and note book, which gave a clue as to why the British national decided to plunge himself into the river.
In the notebook, Monoghan addressed a message ito whom it may concerni stating that his girlfriend who lives in London had produced a child with another man, something he was not ready to live with.
Monghan also stated that he had unsuccessfully communicated to his mother in-law in the United States of America wanting to be introduced to them, only to learn that the woman he thought was his had betrayed him.
One of the text messages in the inbox of his mobile phone purportedly from his girlfriend pleads with him not to commit suicide.