Suicide cases on the rise in Kitgum

Local authorities in Kitgum district are concerned about the growing cases of suicide.

There are reports that in the last two weeks alone six people have committed suicide in the sub county of Layamo.

This is in addition to several cases reported in the past two months.

However, the district LCV chairperson Luka Nyeko tells KFM, that cases are sporadic and have been reported in other sub counties as well.

He has attributed the cases to trauma which has led to increased drug and alcohol abuse among the locals.

He says they are yet to come up with a comprehensive report with the figures of suicide cases recorded over the past few months.

The district has now embarked on a sensitization campaign on the dangers of alcohol, which they hope will deter others from engaging in similar acts.