Crime

91 HOSPITALIZED AFTER EATING SUSPECTED POISONED FOOD AT BURIAL

By Van Deguras

RUBANDA: Police in Rubanda District are investigating circumstances under which 91 people fell sick after eating suspected poisoned food at the burial.

The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate said the mourners had gathered at the burial of late Katuro Samuel in Kitahurira cell Kashasha parish in Nkumba Sub County in Rubanda District.

The incident happened on 06th January 2023 at around 03:00pm.

Maate revealed that the Cause of the illness was unknown but there was suspicion that they had been poisoned food.

Police together with the health team responded and conveyed the victims to various health centres in Muko, Kitahurira, lkumba and Kyiizi where they got first aid and had improved and some were discharged.

The medical report indicates that the patients were infected with a bacteria probably from poorly prepared food but not poison.

The case of suspected poisoning was registered at Rubanda Central Police station under reference number GEF: 001/2023.

The regional police mouthpiece says investigations into the matter have kicked off.

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