Sisters die after drinking brewed liquor at Otjituuo

25 Feb 2019 16:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 25 FEB (NAMPA) – Two women from Otjituuo have died after allegedly consuming a traditionally brewed liquor they prepared last Friday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha told Nampa on Monday the deceased have been identified as Avaki Kame (said to be in her early twenties) and Ritha Kalbas, 34.
Their next of kin have been informed of their deaths.
Mbeha said the two women were sisters from Ourarua village in the Okakarara Constituency.
Kame died on Saturday and Kalbas Monday morning at the Grootfontein State Hospital, where she was taken along with another 35-year-old woman who also consumed the liquor, Mbeha said.
“We collected samples of the liquor in order to assist us in determining what might have killed the two and left one in hospital at Grootfontein,” she said.
In a separate incident, a 44-year-old farmworker identified as Paulus Shihepo allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Farm Ibi-Patria in the Otavi district.
Mbeha said no suicide note was found and no foul play is suspected in the matter.
An inquest docket has been opened at the Otavi Police Station and police investigations in both cases continue.