By Maureen Nakigozi
Justine Nalugya, 26, who committed suicide at workers house last week was frustrated due to unemployment.
Nalugya graduated from Makerere University in 2007 and despite of a good degree she failed to get a good job which matched her qualifications.
At the time of her death, she had spent 5 years without a job, a frustration which forced her to commit suicide.
According to Nalugya’s relatives, she was disgusted with life which might have forced her to commit suicide.
The deceased’s brother, Ronald Kyobe, a resident of Nabweru in Wakiso district said that his sister was an introvert and rarely opened up to other people.
Nalugya’s mother paid her tuition fees through university after her father’s death and after graduation she briefly worked as a cashier at her uncle, David Ssentumbwe’s bakery in Mbarara district but abruptly decided to leave the job and returned to her mother’s home.
She lived with her mother, Robinah Kimuli and her 90-year-old grandmother, Miriam Kimuli in Naalya, Kira town council.
Nalugya’s grandmother described her as a clever child in class and had a lot of dreams to live a good life after school.
However, Kimuli said that Nalugya had been living a distraught life after failing to realize her dream of getting a good job.
Relatives said Nalugya bid them farewell Friday morning and left on a bodaboda (commercial motorcycle) and were waiting for her to return home in the evening. They were shocked to learn that she was the woman whose story was all over the radios and television channels.
Nalugya jumped from the 14th floor of one of Kampala’s tallest buildings at about 11.15am and died instantly.
One eyewitness narrated that Nalugya looked down as if she was waiting for someone to come up, then she threw down her bag and shoes then later, herself with head-first. The head, torso and brain were shattered.
Workers House security personnel said Nalugya first ascended to the 13th floor asking for a Wasswa but they told her they did not have such a person. She then went to the next floor, signed her personal details in the registry and was given a visitor’s card, but she instead went and stood near the balcony from where she jumped to her death.
The police took her body to the City Mortuary in Kampala from where the deceased’s relatives picked it.
She was laid to rest at Luteete in Luwero district.