Two Pupils Confirmed Dead, 19 Hospitalized Over Suspected Food Poisoning In Mukono

Two Pupils Confirmed Dead, 19 Hospitalized Over Suspected Food Poisoning In Mukono

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Police in Nagalama, Mukono district are currently investigating circumstances under which two primary two pupils died of suspected food poisoning.

This has been confirmed by Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango saying a school teacher identified as Norah Nagujja reportedly prepared the food which claimed two pupils and left 19 victims hospitalized and fighting for their lives.

The sad incident occurred at Makukuba Green Trek School located in Nenyode village, Nakifuma Town Council, Nagalama, Mukono district on Thursday.

According to Onyango, on October 11, 2023, Norah Nagujja, a teacher at Trek Green School which operates both primary and nursery sections brought cooked food consisting of dressed chicken, sweet potatoes, and rice from her home for 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. During the night, the children who consumed this meal complained of abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness,” Onyango said.

Onyango further identified the deceased pupils as Andrew Kakumba aged 13, a primary seven pupil and son to Jackson Kakumba, and Victor Bongole, a son to Vincent Bongole a resident of Luvule village in Kyampisi parish.

Onyango said that the school administration rushed the affected pupils to St. Francis Hospital in Naggalama to receive medical attention.

Also 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.

This incident follows a string of similar incidents this year that have fueled public concern about the food safety of children in schools. an accessible web community

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