Lwengo. A six-year-old boy has died and two other family members are struggling for their lives at a clinic in Mbiriizi Town where they were rushed a few hours after they had reportedly eaten poisoned food.
The boy, Gabriel Bukenya, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the clinic while his mother, Annette Nakalema, 23 and step-father Fred Kanyankole, 30, are said to be in a critical condition. All three are residents of Mbiriizi Town in Lwengo District.
It is alleged that Kanyankole bought some fish for the family as his step-son, Bukenya, was visiting.
Hours later, the three family members began complaining about different complications which led the neighbours to take them to the clinic.
However, some of the residents allege that Kanyankole was aware that the fish was poisoned and that he intentionally meant to kill the entire family, including himself following a disagreement between him and his wife, Annette, over some Shs3 million which she had obtained after selling her former husband’s house. It is alleged that Kanyankole wanted some of it but Annette could not accept this and preserved the money for her son because the house sold was built by his father and not her new husband, Kanyankole.
Southern Region Police commander Noah Sserunjogi said the police have taken interest in the matter and is investigating possible murder or suicide.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor