Mabirizi Complex Suicide survivor Discharged From Mulago

The victim’s mother , Ms Hamatu Namakula says she has decided to take her son to live with her at her home in Kagoma, a suburb of Kampala to recuperate before he returns to his rented room.
Mustapha Lule, the 17 year-old boy, who a few weeks ago jumped off Mabirizi Complex, a five-storied structure in Kampala city has been discharged from hospital.

However, his caretaker- local musician, Ms Florence Namirimu told Daily Monitor on Sunday that Lule is still in pain.

“He was discharged to give room to other patients in critical condition, but he still feels pain especially on the face and arms,” Ms Namirimu said.

The victim’s mother, Ms Hamatu Namakula says she has taken her son to her home at Kagoma, a suburb of Kampala to recuperate before he can returns to his rented room.

Mulago hospital spokesperson Enoch Kusaasira says Lule is out of danger.

“By the time a patient is discharged, it means they are stable enough and one can only return as an outpatient,” he said.

On September 3, Lule jumped off the rooftop of Mabirizi Complex along Kampala road, in what many viewed as a suicide attempt.

He fell on top of a vehicle, which was parked outside the building injuring his head. Luckily, his injuries were not fatal, and since his admission at Mulago hospital, he has made a significant recovery.

At the time, doctors said he had suffered trauma but his bones remained largely intact except for a fracture on his left arm.

Speaking to Daily Monitor from his hospital bed days later, Mr Lule said he was a troubled soul and distressed after losing his tailoring job in the city.

He also expressed deep regret at his actions.