James Mubi, the Busoga East police spokesperson confirms the incident adding that the post-mortem reports indicate that, the deceased succumbed to food poisoning.
Ernesitansio Mutebe, the deceased's father lying on his sick bed.
Police in Namutumba are investigating the death of two children
suspected to have been poisoned.
The deceased have been identified as Aaron Mwesigwa 10 and his
sister, Esther Tandeke 13.
They are part of the seven family members of Namato village in Namutumba town council, Namutumba district who were admitted
at Iganga Hospital on Monday after eating food suspected to contain poison.
Those admitted include Ernesitansio
Mutebe, Esther Mutebe, Emerson Masigala, James Waiswa and Beatrice Namuwowola.
Isakwa Mukebele, the deceased's neighbour says that his colleagues delayed to
wake up and he decided to force their door open.
"I left the garden at around 11:00 am but noticed that my neighbours
were not awake, so I alerted other residents and we collectively opened the
door only to find them lying helplessly on the floor," he says.
James Wako, a doctor at Iganga general hospital says that the patients are out
of danger and will be discharged before the end of this week.
James Mubi, the Busoga East police spokesperson confirms the incident adding
that the post-mortem reports indicate that, the deceased succumbed to food