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Family Poisoned, One Dead, 10 Hospitalized in Lwengo

According to Amos Banyenzaki, one of the area leaders says that the family members after drinking porridge, started complaining of stomach pains and suddenly started vomiting and developed running stomach.
25 Sep 2018 16:33
Residents convene at deceased's home to mourn.
One person has died and 10 others from the same family in Lwengo District are hospitalised after drinking drinks suspected to be laced with poison.

The deceased has been identified as Saidati Kyohirwe a resident of Katuro village in Kyanzanga town council in Lwengo district.

Those that are struggling for their lives at Kyazanga health center include Lillian Nagasha, Beatrice Tushemerirwe, Angel Ayinembabazi, Sharon Natukunda, Geoffrey Tugineyo, Anet Nabasa,  Lineti Amumpire, Fausta Nuwagaba and Lonvince Kobusheshe.

According to Amos Banyenzaki, one of the area leaders says that the family members after drinking porridge, started complaining of stomach pains and they suddenly started vomiting and developed running stomach.

Geoffrey Tugineyo, one of the victims says that Kyohirwe's condition worsened and was rushed to Kyazanga health center, where she died on arrival.

Lameck Kigozi the Southern Regional Police spokesperson says that the Police are investigating allegations that the family has been embroiled in a land wrangle and conflict over ownership of a two-roomed house.

Kigozi however, says that police has not yet arrested anyone in connection with the incident.

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