One dead, three fighting for life after eating food laced with poison


Police in Mayuge District is investigating circumstances under which one person died and three others of the same family admitted in critical conditions after they reportedly ate food laced with poison.

According to the police spokesperson for Busoga East region James Mubi, the seven year old Jacklyn Mutesi died shortly after being admitted to Malongo Health Centre III while her mother Namukose Babita and siblings Sandra Abenabyo, 9 and Judith Mutesi, 12 were referred to Iganga hospital where they are fighting for their lives.

The four family members who are residents of Bukagabo village in Malongo Sub County are said to have eaten the food on Sunday before experiencing stomach upsets and diarrhea.

Babita said shortly after preparing supper on Saturday evening, she went to visit her neighbors like she always do, only for someone to sneak into her kitchen and lace the food with poison.

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