A 27 year old resident of Forest Sub ward in Laroo division, Gulu Municipality is nursing serious wounds in the stomach at Gulu Regional Referral after he attempted to take his life by stabbing himself using a kitchen knife.
Comboni Owili Daniel allegedly stabbed himself in the stomach on Monday morning for unknown reasons.
Gulu district police commander Emanuel Mafundo says Owilli will be charged for attempted suicide after recovering from the hospital.
According to report from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, since November 2019, to January 2020, 33 people attempted to commit suicide through various ways including ingesting pesticides and taking an overdose of medicines.
Section 210 of the Penal Code Act of Uganda says that “any person who attempts to kill himself or herself commits a misdemeanor”.
Under section 22 of Uganda’s Penal Code Act, misdemeanors are generally punishable with imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years.