Crime & Investigation

MUBENDE: Family of 6 Poisoned

At least 6 family members in Bukuya village, diagnosis Mubende District, order have been hospitalised after taking food laced with poison, nurse Chimp Corps report.

It is alleged two men who paid a visit to the family were behind what officials have described as a “murderous plot.”

The suspects reportedly bought drinks and food for the family but soon as they left, all the children and their mother Ruth Tumwebaze, collapsed.

“We are on the lookout for the suspects. Preliminary investigations have shown that there was poison in the food consumed by the victims,” said Phillip Mukasa, the Equatorial Region Police Publicist.

“”All the victims are receiving treatment at Mubende center IV hospital,” he added.

Mukasa identified the victims as Whitney Mirembe,2, Proscovia Namulinda, 5, Ivan Kaya, 9, Pauline Lukiya, Esther and their mother Tumwebaze.

Mukasa said the suspects face charges of attempted murder.

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