Joseph Balisanyuka, the Busia chief administrative officer-
CAO, John Rex Aachila, the resident district commissioner are among several officials and dignitaries who have been admitted after eating suspected poisonous food.
The others casualties are Stephen Mugeni Wasike, the Busia district LC V chairman, Jimmy Ngolobe, the district environmental officer, Feibe Mayende
the secretary for education, Ronald Musisi, the agriculture officer in-charge of NUSAF,
Godfrey Cheyune the district councilor for Buyanga sub-county among others.
They are admitted in different health facilities. While the CAO is in Mbale regional hospital, the RDC and several
others are in Masafu general hospital, yet others are in private health facilities.
It’s alleged that they fed on suspected poisonous food during
the independence prayer breakfast held on Friday at the district headquarters. The food was supplied by one of the tophotels in Busia town.
Reports indicates that the prayer function had over 180
people and more than 100 were affected by the suspected poisoning.
Moses Mangeni, the Busia district
communication officer says that the health of the district leaders is still
worrying because the cause of the multiple casualties is not yet established as they are yet to establish weather it was poison or not.
They are still waiting for medical
report since samples picked from the RDC and other people experiencing the same challenge, and taken to Masafu general hospital laboratory for testing.
Mangeni says that currently only few have shown any signs of recovering towards a normal state.
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Ronald Musisi, the Busia district agriculture
officer in-charge NUSAF officer says
that he has had stomach pain for last two days after eating food on the function.
is still feeling stomach pain and is getting treatment in a private health
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Godfrey Okumu, the Busia district production
office attendant who another victim says that he started feeling stomach pain on
Friday evening and diarrhea for the last two days He has not fully recovered up to
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Jimmy Ngolobe, the Busia district
environmental officer who is still admitted at Masafu general hospital says
that he is still worried for his life because he has not got any change of stomach pain,
diarrhea and body weakness.
Mathew Tusubira, the Busia deputy
resident district commissioner says that they have tasked police to probe the cause of the stomach complications the district leaders and other guests
who were in the meeting experienced after eating the food.
Tusubira says that police has opened
up a general inquiry file where they want organizers, food supplier, waiter and
waitresses to make a statement as the first step of police investigation.
If one found culpable, the will be
arrested be charged with attempted murder.
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Dr. Mathias Panyako, the Busia district health officer says that they
can't rule out anything until the get report from laboratory on diarrhea
tools picked from the patients.
It was unfortunate the food were poured
before being tested.