Maid held over suspected poisoning that killed two children

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On 30 October 2017 at 06:36

Police in Rubavu District are holding a house girl identified as Triphina Uwamahoro, 17, after being suspected of serving poisoned food to four children, causing death of two and leaving others hospitalized.

The incident happened Sunday evening, where two died immediately after the meal.

Uwamahoro has been an employee at Minani’s home in Gabiro village, Buhaza Cell, Rubavu Sector of Rubavu District.

The deceased are Pascal Ndamyebuke, 10, and Benjamin Ndikubwimana, 5.

Speaking to IGIHE, the Western Region Police Spokesperson, IP Eulade Gakwaya said that they have launched investigations to ascertain the motive behind the poisoning.

“We cannot confirm that the food was poisoned but we are waiting for results from investigations,” he said.


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