A 30-year old man has been saved from committing suicide by drowning in Lake Victoria.
Richard Tobo had in his suicide note written down elaborate plans for his post-death, giving clear instructions where his dead body was to be delivered in Arua in the extreme northwest of the country.
After writing the instructions for the dispatch of his mortal remains to his ancestral land, Tobo jumped off the deck of the MV Kalangala into Lake Victoria during the morning voyage from Kalangala to Nakiwogo yesterday Thursday.
Tobo took the unsuccessful jump at exactly 11 am, with just 30 minutes left for the MV Kalangala to dock at Nakiwogo pier in Entebbe. He did not give the reasons for taking his own life in his elaborate write-up which gave direction to his final resting place.
The write-up was safely tucked into in his travel bag, which he presumably expected would be inspected upon his death so as to ascertain his identity. In the write-up, he gave several contacts of his relatives in Arua city who knew where his ancestral burial grounds are located.
Tobo was rescued after the MV's crewmen who were joined by Nakiwogo fishermen dived after him and handed him over to Nakiwogo police.