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Six Masons Hospitalised in Katakwi Over Alleged Poisoning

Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind. According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
Katakwi General Hospital.

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Six masons from Odoot Village in Palam Sub County in Katakwi district are battling for their lives at Katakwi General Hospital after eating poisoned food. 

The masons have been identified as Simon Peter Oibi, James Okwi, James Elungat Kamde, Anna Grace Alupo, all residents of Odoot in Palam Sub County.  

They were rushed to the Hospital on Saturday evening with various complaints and have remained there because their condition isn’t getting better. 

The masons were working on the house of Stephen Akol where they ate food prepared by Anne Grace Alupo and got ill.  

  Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind. 

According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.  

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Anna Grace Alupo, the cook says she is surprised that the food she cooked turned to be poisonous not only to the masons but her as well. 

She told our reporter that everything she cooked was bought from the market by the foreman.

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Joseph Joel Okello, the In- Charge Male Ward Katakwi General Hospital says they are yet conduct tests to confirm the claims of poisoning.

He however, notes that they don’t have the capacity to carry out the required tests to rule out food poisoning.

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Geoffrey Magomu, the Officer in Charge Criminal Investigations at Katakwi Central Police Station, says investigations are ongoing to establish whether the food was poisoned and the persons behind it. 

Magomu says they have noted the land dispute in the matter and intend to probe it further.