91 HOSPITALIZED IN RUBANDA DISTRICT FOLLOWING FOOD POISONING SCARE
By Kweronda Ambrose
Police in Rubanda District are investigating circumstances under which 91 people fell sick after eating food at a burial.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region police spokesperson said that on 6/01/2023 at around 03:00pm about 91 people fell sick at the burial at the home of late Katuro Samuel in Kitahurira cell Kashasha parish in Nkumba Sub County in Rubanda District.
Maate revealed that the Cause of the illness was unknown but there was suspicion that they had been poisoned.
A medical report follwing their hospitalization is that the patients were infected with a bacteria probably got from poorly prepared food but not poison.
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 were being discharged while Investigation was ongoing.
The case of suspected poisoning was registered at Rubanda Central Police station under reference number GEF: 001/2023.