A man identified as Gerald Kato was apprehended by police at statehouse Nakasero.
Here he was found trying to set himself ablaze, with help of a mattress and petro he had emptied on himself.
When asked, he said he is far better off dead than continue living a miserable life of unemployment.
He also said he chose the statehouse so to let the president know of his misery and that of his fellow unemployed youth.
Gerald is held at Central Police Station (CPS) where he will be charged with trespassing the state house among other cases.