One Dead, 10 Hospitalized After Consuming Poisoned Meat

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Julius Ayebare, one of the affected residents, says they developed stomach complications after eating the meat.

 One person has died and ten others are hospitalised at Rushere community hospital in critical condition after eating contaminated meat. The incident occurred on Wednesday in Kyabagyenyi, Rushere in Kirihura district.

 
The identity of the deceased woman and other victims weren't readily available by the time of filing this story. Julius Ayebare, one of the affected residents, says they developed stomach complications after eating the meat.

 
Ayebare says the meat was from a cow that had succumbed to rare illness over the weekend. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says information owned from the owner of the cow shows that it was ill for two weeks before it died.
 



He says they have dispatched samples from the cow and victims to the government analytical laboratories in Kampala for examination. Kasasira cautions residents to desist from eating meat from dead animals or consuming meat without clearance from veterinary doctors.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.