Police in Rubanda district are investigating circumstances under which 91 people fell sick after consuming suspected contaminated food at a burial.

The incident was reported to Police by Reuben Ahimbisibwe the area chairman  Kitahurira cell Kashasha parish Nkumba subcounty Rubanda districtstrict.

Elly Maate the KIgezi region Police spokesman says on 6/01/2023 at around 3:00PM about 91 people fell sick during a funeral at the home of late Katuro Samuel in Kitahurira cell Kashasha parish in Nkumba subounty in Rubanda District.

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.

A medical report says the patients were infected with bacteria probably got from poorly prepared food but not poison.

Investigation are ongoing.


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