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Bukwo Residents In Panic After Consuming Water With Chemicals

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BUKWO: Panic has gripped residents of Bukwo town council in Bukwo district after consuming piped water with rare chemicals in it.

The water system which is managed by Water Umbrella under ministry of water and environment got contaminated after unknown person accessed the main tank reserve, opened it and washed his spraying gun with the chemicals inside it.

By the time the team from the ministry realized it, many people had consumed the contaminated water.

Joshua Chelangat one of the residents says they are already worried about their health since they don’t know the content of the chemicals they have consumed.

“Some people are complaining of stomach pains, water is smelling, God should protect us”- Chelangat says.

Pricila Cherop another resident describes the whole situation as negligence by the ministry of water and environment officials.

“That tank is supposed to be guarded but i wonder how a stranger comes and contaminates the whole water which is being consumed by the entire public”-Cherop asks.

Deneth  Ngabiwater the manager of Water Umbrella confirmed that someone accessed the tanks and washed his spraying gun inside the tank without their knowledge. The manager further says they suspect has since been arrested and currently in police custody.

“We quickly closed the system and poured all the water from the tank, and we are waiting for the chlorine to wash the reserves”-he says

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