investigating suspected poisoning at Bigada secondary school in Kyotera
At least 14 senior four students and their colleagues from Senior one were rushed to Kakuuto Health Center IV on Thursday when they became unconscious shortly after having
The victims, according to health workers, presented with signs akin to persons
that had taken poison.
Dr. Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health
Officer, explains that the students presented with nausea, severe vomiting and
diarrhea as well as stomach upset.
He reveals that medical
examinations established that the students were indeed intoxicated with high
concentrates of organophosphates.
//Cue in: “in Kakuuto….
Cue out; …..an organophosphates,”//
//Cue in: “abaana twabadde….
Cue out: ….obutwa obwo.”//
Although, the students have been discharged from hospital, Maj. David Matovu,
the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner has ordered for investigations into
circumstances how poisoned food found its way to the school.
He is suspicious that the school administration could have failed on their role
of safeguarding students, which gave an opportunity to ill motive people to
harm the students.
Matovu says that the school
administration claims that the victims consumed unsafe food from their colleague;
security finds the explanation wanting, which necessitates broader
investigations into the incident.
//Cue in: “headmaster naye abadde….
Cue out; …gwe osooka mu ddiiro.”//
Janet Nassiwa, a parent to one of the victims, says they are also anxious to establish
what could have happened to the students.