NAADS Official In Kaabong Commits Suicide

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A National Agriculture Advisory Development Services (Naads) official in Kaabong district has committed suicide in what appears to be a case linked to failed accountability for money. Denis Omoding, who was 30 at the time of his death, has been the Naads Coordinator for Lolelia Sub County for the last three years.

A National Agriculture Advisory Development Services (Naads) official in Kaabong district has committed suicide in what appears to be a case linked to failed accountability for money.
The incident happened on Tuesday at around 11pm, some 250 kilometres North West of Moroto town.

Denis Omoding, who was 30 at the time of his death, has been the Naads Coordinator for Lolelia Sub County for the last three years.

Daniel Engol, the Sub County Chief Lolelia, says the death has affected farmers and the entire community. He explains that he was only called at night that the coordinator was dead. He says the information available indicates that on Tuesday evening the deceased bought a Nylon rope from one of the shops at Lolelia Trading centre. Engol adds that later in the night he left the family at the trading centre and went home. He says that when the family members went home later in the night, they found the door firmly bolted. They had to use force to break the door before finding him hanging in the bedroom.

Dr. John Randa Logwe, the Kaabong District NAADS Coordinator, says at the time of his death the late was compiling reports for 3rd & 4th quarters of the 2012/2013 financial year. He explains that this included even work plans for submission to the Secretariat.  He emphasizes that the reports were supposed to be submitted on July 15, 2013. Logwe however says that the deceased had been complaining of not being medically fit adding that he had not established the motive of the suicide.

Victor Nahabwe, the Kaabong District Police commander, says the police will do their best to establish the cause of death. He appeals to to whoever has information leading to the death to surrender it to police. He adds that the body is still lying in Kaabong Hospital awaiting post mortem. He will be buried in Kachumbala, Bukedea district. Ends

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.