LUWEERO DISTRICT: Police in Luweero is on the hunt for a yet to be identified man who allegedly poisoned eight children of his neighbor for yet to be known motives.
According to Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Region Police Spokesperson, one child died on the spot while seven other siblings are fighting for their lives after eating food suspected to have been laced with poison.
Ssemwogerere has confirmed the development asserting that the hunt is already on for the suspect.
He says the leads show that the person who poisoned the children is the same person who returned and torched the house.
The poison victims according to Police are residents of Kanseka-Kyampisi the village, in Bamunanika Sub County in Luweero district.
The children, who are between 2 & 15-years of age are all children of Mustapha Lule. The Police have since identified the deceased as Isma.
Emmanuel Ssettuba, the Kanseka-Kyampisi LC 1 Chairperson, says an unidentified man approached the children around 9 pm on Friday night and informed them that their father who was attending to his chapatti shop together with his wife has had sent them chips to eat, as they wait for them to return home.
According to Ssettuba, the minors didn’t hesitate to eat the chips. He, however, says neighbours heard the children crying for help after eating the chips.
The children were rushed to Orient Medical Center in Wobulenzi Town Council where they are currently admitted for poisoning.The attacker returned later and torched the family house as the parents were away attending to their children at the health center.