Landlord burns himself to death over financial difficulties

NEWS: Landlord burns himself to death over financial difficulties in Uganda

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:34 pm

A Nakulabye landlord has grow to be the modern-day victim of ‘self-immolation’ following comparable instances in the latest months.

Andrew Mukiibi, 28, a resident of Nakulabye Zone 5 in Kampala City, set himself on furnace and died over challenges suspected to be associated to finances.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon at about 2:30pm.

According to a police officer at the scene, who favored anonymity on the grounds that he is now not allowed to speak to the press, the now deceased Mukiibi, picked a jerrycan full of petrol from his automobile at around lunch time and went with it in one of the loos at his rentals.

The officer said the neighbours did not take keen interest in what he was once going to do with the jerrycan till they heard him crying out loud.

“When they rushed to his rescue, they located him engulfed in fire. By the time, they put out the fire, he had sustained severe burns and died on the spot. The police later picked the physique and took it,” the officer informed KnowAfrika.