Girl who scored 25 in PLE commits suicide after her peers made fun of her grades

Following the release of the 2020 Primary Leaving Examination results,15 year old Daphine Kimuli who sat her PLE at Bwikya Muslim Primary School in Hoima City in western Uganda last year has allegedly committed suicide after she reportedly performed poorly.

Kimuli’s relatives told Police that the deceased disappeared from home three days ago after Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) on July 16, 2021 released last year’s PLE results in which she scored aggregate 25.

Her body was today morning found hanging on a jackfruit tree near her home in Bwikya ward in Hoima East division by a 35- year-old neighbor, said Mr Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson.

Before committing suicide, Kimuli left a note listing all her enemies and how they were laughing at her for performing poorly in PLE.

In the note seen by police, Kimuli said she had decided to leave her purported enemies “to enjoy their world” as she was going somewhere else.

Two people have been arrested to help in investigations. One of the suspects was allegedly found with Kimuli’s note which she kept without informing the girl’s family, only to bring it to their attention after her death. She said Kimuli had given her the note.

The other suspect is one of the people Kimuli described as her “enemies” in the note.The suspects are currently held at Hoima central police station.