Radio Journalist Takes Life Over Debts, Orders for no Speeches on his funeral

Posted on Feb 22, 2023
By Derrick Passy

The media fraternity in Rakai is mourning for the Death of Kasibante Brian, a radio journalist who has been working with KBS FM in Rakai after life Challenges & inability to pay debts forced him to take away his life by drinking Poison where he was pronounced Dead from Masaka Referral Hospital on Tuesday.


Rakai Deputy RDC Kambugu Robert Ssenyonga confirmed Kasibante’s death citing rumor that the journalist had accumulated many debts which may have pushed him to take his life.


According to Ssenyonga, Kasibante drank Paraquat -a herbicide used in farming to eliminate weeds.


A source confirmed that at the time of his death, journalists in Greater Masaka had already started mobilizing funds for his treatment in a bid to save his life.


In one of the letters which Brian left behind, he stated that no one killed him therefore police should not inconvenience his family members further bidding farewell to his friends and his mother Nalongo Namugumya Jane who she says has been very supportive.


In another note, He acknowledged the effort by friends and relatives to support him during his short, sorrowful life but also stated how he was going on a journey of no return therfore urged his friends to support his family in his absence.


In a short will Kasibante dated February 19, 2023 he stated his desirable location for his resting place & ordered that, he doesn’t want pomp or speeches on his funeral and that he has no heir. No funeral rites and no “stupid” rituals should be conducted on his body.


In the Spirit of Comradeship, We Pray that May God forgive his shortcomings & he Rests in Peace.



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