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Family of 15 hospitalised over suspected food poisoning

The Police in Kampala are currently investigating an incident of suspected food poisoning. The unfortunate incident took place at the home of a lady only identified as Babirye yesterday, 27th August at around 5pm in Kawempe Zone, Kisenyi Parish, Kampala Central.

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.

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.

According to Luke Owoyesigyire , the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, they (police) have also picked samples of the food left overs and water, and have today submitted them for analysis. The situation of the victims is being monitored by medical professionals as investigations continue.

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