By Irene Abalo Otto
The Chairman LCIII of Ongako Sub County in Omoro district is mourning his son who committed suicide on New Year’s Day after a disagreement with his elder brother.
William Ociiti the LCIII was puzzled on Monday when he woke up to the news of the death of 26-year-old Denis Oloya after an argument over Shs150,000 earned from selling bricks the previous day.
Oloya who attempted to burn his own hut and that of his elder brother was found hanging on a jack fruit tree with a rope around his neck.
He was buried on Monday at their home in Avuga village, Ongako Sub County.
Ociiti declined to speak to the press about the death of his son.
According to Aswa region Police Spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema, Oloya was a renowned drunkard and often disturbed other members of the family after drinking.
“The family knew him for being stubborn when drunk. It is unfortunate that he ended his life by committing suicide,” Okema said.
He added that the festive season was generally peaceful with no major incidences apart Oloya’s case.
“Aswa region was calm. People celebrated the New Year well. We had no serious incidences up to now,” he added.
He advised members of the public to learn techniques of conflict management in order to avoid such occurrences where some family members commit suicide.