Man kills himself to ‘escape’ marriage pressure from parents
A 26-year-old man has killed himself in attempt to ‘escape’ from his parents’ demands to get married, police have said.
Authorities say Joel Komakech, a resident of Bigoya village in Anaka Parish, Palabek Gem Sub-county reportedly took his own life by hanging.
According to police reports, Komakech on the fateful day first picked a quarrel with his parents protesting their plans for him to get married.
The Aswa river region police spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema says that Komakech had for long complained to his parents and relatives that he wasn’t yet ready for marriage.
Okema said police gathered statements indicating that he took his own life after failing to convince his parents to side with him.