By Bayan Nalubwama
The territorial Police at Old Kampala is investigating a suspected food poisoning incident after fourteen children with their mother were on Friday rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital for treatment.
According to police Deputy PRO Asp Luke Oweyesigire, the incident happened at the older victims’ (identified as Babirye) home at Kawempe Zone, Kisenyi Parish in Kampala Central at around 5pm.
” According to Babirye’s neighbours, she cooked rice and beans for her 14 children and served them. Ten minutes after eating the food, they all started vomiting.” He said
Luke added that local leaders informed the police after the situation worsened.
” The situation worsened and the local leaders informed the police, who responded and evacuated all the victims to Mulago National Referral Hospital for treatment. All victims were in a critical condition.
The police also picked samples of food leftovers and water, and have today submitted them for analysis.” He added
The victims are currently under medical observations at Mulago hospital.