Kyotera | Cyclone Times: The sad news have covered the citizens of Kyotera district after an S1 student of Kyotera Town Academy SS committed suicide for allegedly impregnating a 15-year-old friend.
Mr. Ben Niwamanya, the Rakai District Police Commander confirmed the incident, saying investigations into the matter are ongoing.
The deceased was identified as Kennedy Ssempijja, 16, who had reported to Senior 1 at the beginning of this year is linked to have been chopping the beans of his 15-year-old friend, an act which resulted into marital pregnancy.
Kennedy’s death came after the girl’s parents confronted his parents accusing their son for ballooning their daughter forcing him to marry her or push the matter to authorities.
In addition, they asked for Shs. 100,000 to care of the pregnancy.
However, according to the ground sources, it was revealed that the victim declined to pay the charge, denied to have fathered the pregnancy insisting that the girl had been engaging with other boyfriends.
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Kennedy also refused to marry the girl claiming that he was still young for marriage.
With comparison of the burden to marry at an early age and paying the charges he instead decided to end his life with a pesticide.
His family later learnt that he had taken a bottle of Paraquat, a weed pesticide which had been acquired for use in the garden.
It is alleged that Ssempijja took Paraquat pesticide on October 25, and has been hospitalised at Rakai Hospital before he breathed his last on October 30.
The parents are grieving the death of their son who sought to become an engineer.
Other sources asserted that, Ssempijja and the girl had been tight friends and always went together in the morning to a welding workshop in the town and would later get back home together.
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