It is alleged that the children and their father Moses Wanjala collapsed after supper at around 9:00 pm.
Two children have died due to suspected food poisoning. The
deceased have been identified as Jeremiah Bogere 18 months and his four-year-old
brother, Jovan Wanjala, all residents of Buwaga village, Bulange Sub County.
They died on their way to Iganga General Hospital. It is alleged
that the children and their father Moses Wanjala collapsed after supper at
around 9:00 pm. Wanjala’s in critical condition and is still admitted at Iganga
They were taken to Nsinze health center IV before being referred to Iganga
Beatrice Nabirye, the deceased's mother says that she served food to the family
but all of them developed a stomach ache and collapsed.
"I served my family well but when all of us had finished eating,
we felt stomach aches and my husband and kids collapsed thereafter. I tried to
seek for help but we failed to save the children," she says.
She adds that "I cook from outside and I highly suspect that an evil-minded
person might have intentionally poisoned us,”
The Busoga East Police Spokesperson, James Mubi says that a team of detectives
has been dispatched at the crime scene and samples of the food will be taken to
the government laboratory for investigations.