One dead, 7 hospitalised after consuming ‘poisoned’ food in Kisii

According to the children's father Charles Onwong'a, they suspect someone might have sneaked into their compound and poisoned the food.

One child  has passed  on  while  seven are fighting for their lives in hospital  after  consuming    suspected poisoned food at  Bigogo  Village  Nyaribari  Chache, Kisii County.

Three children  have  been hospitalized  at Kisii  Teaching and Referral Hospital,  one  at  Ogembo  Level  Four  Hospital  and three others  at Lenmark  Hospital.

It is suspected that someone might have sneaked into their compound and poisoned the food. Confirming  the incident  area  Chief  Naftal Ntabo  said that one succumbed  Monday  morning  as the rest were rushed to hospital  for  medication.

Mr Ntabo  said that he got a report  from  the  clan elder  about  the incident. He further said that among those hospitalised is a Form 2 student at Nyaguta Secondary School.

He said the children complained of diarrhoea and vomiting on Sunday evening after taking a meal of githeri for lunch and ugali for supper.

Mr Ntabo said that samples of the food have been taken to the government chemist for analysis. According  to the children’s  father Charles  Onwong’a,  they suspect  someone  might  have sneaked  into their  compound  and poisoned  the food.

According  to the  Form  2 student,  she said she started   feeling  unwell  while  at school  and opted  to seek  permission  to go to the hospital  to seek  medication. The seven are  in  stable condition in hospitals  .

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