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Mother, Son Die of Suspected Food Poisoning

Nakisige’s husband, John Baligeya who is being treated at Kamuli Hospital says that they ate supper together but started experiencing stomach pains at around 4:00 am.

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A 30-year-old woman Aidah Nakisige and her 8 months old baby Benefansio Ngobi have died of suspected food poisoning.   The deceased both residents of Kasozi village in Buyende district died on Sunday on their way to Kamuli General Hospital.

According to neighbors, they knocked on Nakisige’s door, but there was no response, forcing them to inform the police. The police broke the door and found Nakisge, her husband and child struggling for their lives while lying on the floor. 

Nakisige’s husband, John Baligeya who is being treated at Kamuli Hospital says that they ate supper together but started experiencing stomach pains at around 4:00 am.

“We had supper as a family and all was well, but at around 4:00 am, my wife and I started experiencing stomach aches until police came to our rescue,” he says. 

Matiya Mwase, the village vice chairperson says that late Nakisige bought cooked food which she served to her family.

  “I received information that Nakisige bought this suspected poisoned food from Butaswa trading centre which she served to her family members, I, however, cannot confirm this information but, am waiting on police to release its’ conclusive report on the matter,” he says.  

Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North Police Spokesperson says that the bodies have been taken to Kamuli general hospital mortuary for postmortem.

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