Suspected food poisoning at Makukuba green Alias Trek primary school kills 2 pupils.

The police in Nagalama are currently investigating a suspected food poisoning that happened at Makukuba green Alias Trek primary school in Mukono district which happened yesterday night.

According to the spokesperson of Kampala metropolitan police Afande Patrick Onyango, the incidence left two students dead and injuring several others.

"The two deceased pupils have been identified as Kakumba Andrew, aged 13, a primary seven pupil and the biological son of Kakumba Jackson, and Bongole Victor, aged 10, a primary one pupil and the son of Bongole Vincent, residing in Luvule village in KYAMPISI parish.”he revealed 

It is alleged that on October 11, 2023, Nagujja Norah, a teacher at the school which has both primary and nursery sections, brought cooked food from her home to her three children in the boarding section of the school. She served the food to her children who also shared it with their friends who are learners at the school. However, upon consumption the children developed complications at night having abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness.

Onyango also says that a team was alerted by the school administrators who had rushed the affected pupils to the nearest hospitals for medical treatment.

"The school administration rushed the affected pupils to St. Francis Hospital in Naggalama to receive medical attention. The day scholars who exhibited symptoms were treated at different healthcare facilities. The police were alerted and a team of detectives from Kampala Metropolitan Police East and the Division visited the scene.”said onyango

He also disclosed how their team managed to take some samples from the scene which will be examined in the laboratory to find out the right cause of the incidence.

“Statements were recorded from relevant witnesses, and several pieces of evidence, such as food remnants, suspected vomit samples, fecal matter, and swabs, were collected from both the victims and the deceased individuals for further analysis.”he added

The crime scene was meticulously examined, documented, and photographed by scene of crime officers. The bodies of the deceased have been conveyed to KCCA mortuary Mulago for postmortem examination.

According to the doctors, the admitted victims are currently stable but continue to experience diarrhea and they are receiving treatment, including fluid therapy and pain relief as police continue with their investigations.

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