KABALE– The rising cases of suicide in Greater Kabale have drawn the attention of Bishops.
At least eight people have committed suicide by hanging in Kabale and Rubanda district in a space of one month.
Two people with mental illness were also found dead in Kabale town about a fortnight ago.
Delivering his Easter Message, the Kigezi Diocese Bishop George Bagamuhunda said that it was unfortunate that people choose to end their own lives.
He asked Christians to renew their faith in God and lay down all life’s burdens to Jesus Christ, as the only source of hope.
Bishop Aloysius Kiiza, the overseer of Lift up Jesus Global Ministries said he was deeply concerned not only about the suicide cases but also with the increase in unexplained murders.
He cited two incidents in which a man and an elderly woman both mentally ill were found murdered in a similar fashion in Kabale town about two weeks ago.
Bishop Kiiza said Ugandans should use the Easter holidays to repent their sins, turn back to God and plead for salvation.