Last night six members of the same family were rushed to hospital in critical after eating poisoned food.
Jane Nakibuule (56), Isaac Nsubuga (16), James Kakooza (20), Zaina Nabbaale (10), Adam Ssejjengo (12) and Patricia Najjemba (4) are fighting for their lives at Masaka referral hospital.
This terrible incident happened in Bukaayi village in Bukakata sub county Masaka District
“Our grandmother Jane Nakibuule bought cassava flour which she prepared for our breakfast,” said Zaina Nabbaale, one of the victims.
Zaina further explained that after having breakfast, they started having stomach complications that resulted into vomiting.
They cried out for help from neighbours who responded by rushing all the family members to the hospital.
Southern Regional Police Commander Maxwell Ogwal confirmed the incident and said that the victims are receiving treatment at Masaka referral hospital.
Blood samples have been taken for further examination.
Bukaayi village LC1 chairperson, Emmanuel Biribaawo says that some relatives tried to block the victims from accessing medical attention from the hospital saying they had been bewitched