91 People Admitted Over Suspected Food Poisoning In Rubanda

By Daniel Nsengimana 
RUBANDA: Police in Rubanda district are investigating circumstances under which 91 people fell sick after the food they ate at a burial.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional police spokesperson revealed that it was reported Reuben Ahimbisibwe the area chairperson Kitahurira cell Kashasha parish Nkumba Sub county Rubanda district.
ASP Maate told journalists that the incident happened  on Friday 06th January 2023 at around 15:00PM where 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 said that the Cause of the illness was unknown but there was  suspicion that they had been poisoned.
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.
The medical report is that the patients were infected with a bacteria probably got from poorly prepared food but not poison and investigation are ongoing.
A statement on suspected food poisoning incident was made at Rubanda police station under reference number GEF:001/2023.
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