Barely a month after the death of two foreign nationals in Kampala hotels,two more foreigners have died under unclear circumstances.
According to police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, a German and a Belgian died on Friday and Monday morning.
“Hans Jurgen Vallent died on February 23 as he was being rushed to Nsambya hospital from Case hospital where he had been admitted for two days,”Kayima said in a statement.
It is said that a postmortem report done at Mulago indicated that the German had died of a heart attack.
The police publicist said that Eric Yvomr ,54 a Belgian also died Monday.
Police says the deceased’s girlfriend Joseline Mupfasoni,a Burundi national told them that he committed suicide.
“The postmortem report done at Mulago confirmed so,”Kayima says.
The increased number of deaths of foreigners in the country will raise a number of questions on their safety while in Uganda.
A few weeks ago, two foreigners Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri from Finland and Axel Ssebastian Andreas from Sweden were found dead in their rooms at Sheraton and Pearl of Africa hotels respectively under unclear circumstances.
However according to police,toxicology reports pointed to drugs found in their bodies and could have caused their deaths.
We can confidently say they died of intoxication,”Dr. Moses Byaruhanga,the director in charge of medical services in police told journalists at Naguru.
According to toxicology reports as told to journalists, there were drug samples in the liver,bile,kidney and blood which they highly suspect led to the deaths of the two foreigners.
“In the body of the Swedish national we found samples of cocane, morphine and diason among others after toxicology tests.”
“There was a brown substance recovered from the mouth of the Finish national who died at Pearl of Africa hotel.Tests in the blood,urine and stomach found and concoction of narcotics.”
According to the officers from the government analytical laboratory, there were no physical marks on the bodies of the deceased prompting them to carry out toxicology reports.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura however noted that the two incidents were not related but added more investigations would come out to prove this.
He also noted that drugs is a big problem for Uganda and that police is putting in place a special squad to deal with this crime.