Alcohol poisoning is not only about consuming a toxic amount of alcohol, usually over a short period or binge drinking, but it can also occur when someone puts something other than alcohol in one’s drink. So, yes, Kabaka Mutesa 11 might have died of Alcohol poisoning due to certain chemicals that were put in his drink. I’m not saying it is true because i wasn’t there, but it is possible considering the hatred then between Obote and Mutesa 11. DP’s Bwengye in his book about the 1908 elections and the rigging that occurred, he seems pretty convinced that Mutesa 11 was poisoned by Obote’s agents.
‘Fitina’ poisoning as allegedly some people say that it was what Kabaka Mutesa11 died of in London, is also a form of ‘food poisoning’. It is categorized as ‘chemical’ food poisoning as far as i know.
Chemical food poisoning is possible in production-line cooking as done at restaurants and facilities such as large-scale soup kitchens, as well as cooking as done in the home. There is no guarantee that cooking would be done properly. In fact, as the number of cases of infection that result from cooking food prepared at public facilities show, it is almost guaranteed that there WILL be numerous infections if the meat is used, and probably several deaths.
Yes, deaths is possible when it comes to food poisoning though most people in developing nations don’t take it seriously. Food poisoning kills over 9100 people a year in the USA which a higher number of deaths than the Vietnam War produced among U.S. soldiers.
In Uganda, people ‘poison’ each other intentionally through food as this is common knowledge. So, we should probably hire people to protect our cooked food in case of any weddings or any other function. Yes, there is ‘fitina’ in this world. One of my OGs at Namagabi UMEA lost her husband when he went to visit his relatives in Uganda because someone intentionally poisoned him through food. She is now struggling with two kids here in London, and this is really sad.
You see, Public health is not something that you can just leave to food producers and cooks. The govt has to set standards and also to enforce them. This is one reason we have governments in the first place. Why? If you eat at a public restaurant, government health inspectors guarantee your food safety. If you eat at a private function, the organiser/s should be responsible for ensuring food safety, and the government has to ensure that the food safety regulations are observed.
I will let the medics explain to you in details if you want but that is the truth according to the office of National Statistics (ONS) here in England. ONS is one of the most reliable official bodies when it comes to stuff like that. Try to split the two words: alcohol + poisoning. The Poisoning bit itself happens when you take into your body a substance that damages your cells and organs and injures your health. This substance may be the too much alcohol that overpowers your liver or poisonous chemicals put in your alcohol. The poisoning therefore results from drinking a toxic (poisonous) amount of alcohol, usually over a short amount of time.
When you walk into a pub, ask for a drink, go to the loo leaving your drink unattended, and someone puts some poisonous substance in your drink, if you happen to die, Alcohol poisoning would be recorded as the cause of death.Well, like is aid, When DP’s Francis Bwengye wrote a book about the rigging of the 1980 elections, he mentioned somewhere in the first two chapters that Obote poisoned some people including Kabaka Mutesa 11. I read the book ages ago but it is there is you want to look for it.
The human body is capable of processing 1 to 1.5 ounces of alcohol in an hour. This is the amount usually contained in a standard drink – a 12 ounce bottle of beer, a five ounce glass of wine, or one mixed drink (however, many mixed drinks and punches contain far greater quantities of alcohol).
The definition used by ONS in ICD-9 includes all deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, even when alcohol is not specifically mentioned on the death certificate. There are various reasons that have been identified to account for known under reporting of alcoholism on death certificates. These include the certifier of the death not being aware of previous alcoholism, or being uncertain of its relationship with the cause of death.
ONS are good because you can find out anything you want about UK from them. Actually, i think they are the best. They can tell you any statistics about any area in the UK. All you need is A POSTCODE, and bingo. I love them