DETAILS! How Ugandan House Maid Committed Suicide After Returning from Saudi Arabia


Fresh insights have emerged surrounding the heartbreaking demise of Josephine Agadi, who tragically lost her life at Paliisa Hospital last week following a harrowing suicide attempt at her residence in Paliisa District.

In a recent interview with this website, Mr. Simon Opio, the father of the deceased, shared poignant details regarding his daughter's passing, revealing that she succumbed to her injuries shortly after returning from Saudi Arabia, where she had been employed as a housemaid.

Records indicate that Agadi embarked on her journey to Saudi Arabia on April 29, 2022, under a two-year contract as a housemaid. Her employment terms included a monthly salary of 900 Saudi Riyal (approximately UGX 900,000), alongside additional benefits such as food, clothing, and medical insurance.

Despite her tenure abroad, Agadi had not reported any issues to the recruiting agency concerning her employers, indicating her satisfaction with her work, a sentiment echoed by her father.

Mr. Opio recounted how his daughter departed Uganda in 2022 through a labor recruitment agency and was subsequently placed with a family as a housemaid. He emphasized that Agadi had never voiced any complaints of physical abuse from her employer and had regularly remitted money to her family.

After spending 21 months in the Middle East, Agadi contacted her recruiting agency on January 15, 2024, expressing her desire to terminate her contract due to stress and a longing to return home. Following protocol, the agency advised her to inform her Saudi Arabian employer of her intentions.

Subsequently, Agadi and her employers reached a mutual agreement to terminate her contract, with Agadi confirming to the recruiting agency that she had received all her dues.

On January 29, 2024, Agadi contacted the recruiting firm to inform them that she was being escorted to the airport for her return journey, with her ticket provided by her employer.

Upon her safe arrival at Entebbe International Airport on January 30, Agadi's journey took an unfortunate turn, leading to her eventual arrival at Ntinda Police Station under distressing circumstances.

While details regarding Agadi's transportation from the airport to the police station remain unclear, Mr. Opio received a distress call from the police urging him to collect his daughter.

Agadi's condition deteriorated rapidly, culminating in her passing the following day after a failed suicide attempt, prompting an outpouring of grief from her family and community.

Confirming these events, Ntinda Police Station acknowledged receiving Agadi on January 30th from an unidentified boda boda operator, along with her luggage. Investigations into the incident are ongoing, with authorities working to uncover the full extent of the circumstances surrounding Agadi's tragic passing.

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