8 Held in Kisoro Over Suspicious "Miracle" Drink

3153 Views Kisoro, Western Region, Uganda

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Godfrey Mucunguzi, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says his offense is investigating clues that Kargasok Miracle Tea drink' contains banned substances such as Marijuana.

Police in Kisoro are holding 8 suspects accused of producing a suspicious drink code-named â€˜Kargasok Miracle Tea drink'. The suspects are Herbert Bakenga, the Director Kargasok Miracle Tea drink, Godfrey Nambaje, Wilber Uwimana, Rodgers Mbabazi, Emanuel  Nshimiyimana ,Reagal Nsabyimana and Ripon Mugisha.

The suspects were picked up after they ignored directives from the local authorities to halt the production of the suspicious drink. Ali Kato Ssempa, the Assistant Health Inspector Kisoro Town Council says the contents of the drink are unclear and reports indicate that the drink contains Marijuana which intoxicates its consumers.
 

According to Kato, the health office advised the suspects to halt production and follow the right procedures in vain. Godfrey Mucunguzi, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says his offense is investigating clues that Kargasok Miracle Tea drink' contains banned substances such as Marijuana. He says the drink has a very negative impact on its consumers, with some almost running mad.
 
He says because of its ability to make people become drunk quickly, Kargasok Miracle Tea drink' has been on high demand in Kisoro town. Jovia Mukeshmana, a consumer of the Product admits that she doesn't know content of her favorite drink. Cases of illegal drinks are not new in Kigezi region.

In 2014, 5 people died in Kabale hours after consuming a local drink known aka "Mujakure", which literally means grab her/him in Rukiga