The police are investigating circumstances under which four children below the age of seven from the same family died suspected of taking poison.
The children have been living with their grandmother in Kirangira village, Kasankala Sub County in Rakai district.
According to Fred Bongole who is a relative to the deceased children, the grandmother mistakenly gave out the herbicide instead of a local herb (omululuuza) which she had cooked for them.
The two children belonged to Peace Nambatya whereas the other two belonged to Daniel Wasswa.
Edward Ssemwezi, the grandfather of the children, said it was “great shock” seeing his four grandchildren die mysteriously.
The fifth victim of the suspected poisoning belongs to Nambatya but was still under medication at Lubaga hospital in Kampala by press time.
Rakai District Police Commander, Shifa Kiribwa told the press that they have not made any arrests related to the death of the children.
Three of the children were buried in Kirangira village over the weekend as the investigations are still ongoing.