President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement saying the public should not fear what seemed like a terrorist attack on Kampala last night.
“I have been briefed on the bomb incident in Kwata zone, Komamboga. The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others.
It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators,” he said on Sunday morning.
“We shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” Mr. Museveni added.
The president noted Police Specialists were on the ground investigating the whole incident and would give more details later.
He revealed that police would also give guidelines on vigilance by the Public dealing with these possible terrorists.
On October 23 at around 21 hours, an explosion suspected to be a bomb went off outside Digida bar and pork joint in Komamboga, a Kampala surbub.
Eye witnesses told reporters that a girl, only identified as Emily had died on the spot while two others reportedly died as they were being transported to a hospital.
In a statement, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said one person had been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries.
“The Police at KMP, have responded to a serious blast which occurred on the 23.10.2021, at around 9 pm, at Digida eating point, Komamboga, in Kawempe Division, Kampala. One person has been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries,” Enanga said.
The scene has been cordoned off, and our joint task teams from the bomb squad called to thoroughly document the scene, to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not.
We ask the public to remain calm, as we establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident,” he added.
What remains unfortunate however,is that this didn’t only happen past the 7 PM curfew time but also a few days after the Uganda Police had watered down a possible terror attack warning issued by the UK government on October 15, 2021.