Daphine Kimuli, a 15-year-old girl in Uganda, has committed suicide, after failing her Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) she sat for at Bwikya Muslim Primary School in Hoima City, in the western region of the country.
Relatives told the police that Kimuli disappeared from home after Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) released last year’s PLE results on July 16, 2021, in which she scored aggregate 25.
The effort of the family to find her proved abortive.
But her body was found hanging on a tree near her home by her neighbour in Bwikya ward, Hoima east division, on July 21, regional police spokesperson, Julius Hakiza, said.
The neighbour reported the incident to Kinuubi police post which deployed crime officers and homicide team to the scene to investigate the incident.
“The scene was photographed and postmortem has been done”, Hakiza told Daily Monitor UG
Hakiza said Kimuli left a suicide note in which she listed some of her colleagues whom she described as her enemies.
“She also claimed that there were people laughing at her for performing poorly in PLE,” Hakiza added.
Police said the deceased, however, advised fellow children and relatives never to commit suicide.
In the note seen by police, Kimuli said she had decided to leave her purported enemies “to enjoy their world as she was going somewhere else.”
Two people have been arrested by the police to help in investigations.
One of the suspects was allegedly found with Kimuli’s note, which she kept without informing the girl’s family, only to bring it to their attention after her death.
She said Kimuli had given her the note.
The other suspect is said to be one of the persons Kimuli described as her “enemies” in the note.
The suspects are currently held at Hoima central police station.
Francis Bagonza, the school head teacher, described Kimuli as a quiet and well-disciplined pupil.