Crime & Investigation

Jilted Wife Held for Poisoning Couple

Kakooza and Nakamya are said to have broken up after several fights

Uganda has been declared free from the Marburg Virus Epidemic after completion of 42 days of the post Marburg Surveillance countdown a prerequisite of the World Health Organisation which requires any affected country to monitor the situation of any viral Hemorrhagic Fever for such a period before finally declaring an end to the outbreak.

The declaration was made by State Minister for Primary Health Care, no rx this web Sarah Opendi while addressing journalists at the Media center in Kampala reminding Ugandans that the country only registered a single case of the infection.

“The index case that was declared on October 4th was a 30 year old male Radiographer who originally was working in Mpigi Health Centre IV but had been recruited by Mengo Hospital two months before his death on September 28, ” Opendi said.

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Opendi noted that since then, there has been no other Marburg case reported in the country which implied that the outbreak in the country had completely been controlled.

She added that from October 4th  when the outbreak was reported, the National Task Force on epidemics as well as the district task forces of Kasese, Mpigi and Ibanda took up the coordination of all interventions geared towards combating the epidemic.

“Consequently, four isolation centers were set up at; Mulago National Referral Hospital, the National Isolation Centre in Entebbe, Mpigi Health Centre IV and in Kagando Hospital in Kasese.”

Opendi revealed that during the period of the outbreak, a total of 197 people who got into contact with the confirmed case either during his sickness or after death were followed up for three weeks in Kampala, Mpigi and Kasese Districts.

“During this time, eight of these contacts developed symptoms similar to those of Marburg but however, their results tested negative for the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.”

“A total of 13 samples were also collected from different parts of the country (Ibanda, Lira, Kitgum, Jinja, Gulu, Luwero and Kampala) as part of a wider surveillance network during the period who all tested negative for Marburg virus.”

The minister added that by October 20, all the contacts had completed their 21 days of monitoring and apart from the 8 who required laboratory investigation and tested negative; the rest did not develop symptoms which confirmed that none had contracted the virus.

“An additional 21 days of surveillance was carried out to make 42 days as required for management and control of viral Hemorrhagic fevers.”

Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever that is spread through direct contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, vomitus, stool and urine of an infected person.
Police on Sunday, for sale November 9th arrested a woman suspected to be behind the mysterious death of Esther Namyaro and her husband, Steven Kakooza, both residents of Nagojje in Mukono District.

The deceased were discovered dead in their house after residents broke into their two roomed residence wondering why they had not come out.

The deceased are believed to have been poisoned by Kakooza’s ex-wife who was allegedly seen in the area on the fateful day.

The arrested woman was identified as Stella Nakamya, an ex-Wife to Kakoza

Apparently, Kakooza broke up with Nakamya 4 months back after the two had had several fights with each accusing the other of adultery and decided to pick on Namyaro.

“The suspect is being held at Mukono Police Station and if found guilty will be charged as the law stipulates,” said police deputy spokesperson, Polly Namaye.

Namaye called upon couples with fights in their relationships to report at any police unit of child and family protection for free counselling and advice. She added that the unit is found at every police station in the country.


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