2 Dead After Eating Fox Meat

Joseph Opio and Expedito Tumusiime were reported dead after eating fox meat.

The sad incident happened in Ngurwe village, Kasonga parish, Kyangwali Sub County, Hoima district.


Fredrick Byenume, the Hoima district Health Inspector said that  the two who are in their 20s, died on Wednesday August 28 a day after eating Fox meat.

Fredrick further explained that the villagers hunted down the wild animal on Monday August 26. After killing it on Tuesday, they roasted its meat and ate it.

The two developed stomach complication shortly after eating the meat. They were then rushed to Kituti health center where Joseph died from. Joseph later died on his way to mulago hospital on Wednesday.

Four other people, of the 50 who ate the meat are also admitted at Kituti health centre complaining of stomach pain.

The District Health Inspector however said that the medics are investigating the exact cause of death, since fox meat is not known to be dangerous to humans.

Byenume describes the condition of the still admitted patients as stable. He reveals that the patients are being given painkillers

The act by residents to feed on Fox meat has left health officials and local leaders surprised.

Rwemera Mazirane, the Kyangwali Local Council 3 Chairman, said that it is his first time to hear that Fox meat is a delicacy to some people in his area.

Two months ago, residents in the neighboring Kibaale district killed and feasted on a chimpanzee after it attacked and injured three people.

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2 thoughts on “2 Dead After Eating Fox Meat

  1. I think there is need to research or learn of delicacies before we enjoy ourselves, sorry any way for those who lost lives. I have ever heard of people who have eaten chimpanzee meat though.

    1. Unless the fox was suffering from some infectious disease, fox meat, just like dog meat is not harmful to humans. I am not encouraging people to start eating dogs and foxes. I am just giving a scientific fact.

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