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Grenades at Opposition MPs' homes less lethal - Police

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd October 2017 02:16 PM

Unknown people last night threw explosives at Opposition MPs’ homes. The affected MPs are Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East) and Allan Ssewayana (Makindye Wast).

Grenades at Opposition MPs' homes less lethal - Police

Unknown people last night threw explosives at Opposition MPs’ homes. The affected MPs are Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East) and Allan Ssewayana (Makindye Wast).

MP Kyagulanyi shows a damaged window at his home. Photo by Ashraf Kasirye

Police have collected particles of detonated grenades thrown at Opposition MPs' homes for examination by the government analytical laboratory.

The move is intended to establish their particulars to aid investigations, Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said.

"We cannot tell you at the moment where the grenades came from and who threw them at the MPs' homes. All those questions will be answered after the laboratory report," Kayima told a news conference in Kampala on Tuesday.

Kayima said the grenades were factory made with less capacity to cause severe damage. 

Unknown people last night threw explosives at Opposition MPs' homes. The affected MPs are Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East) and Allan Ssewayana (Makindye Wast).

The same occurred to Rubaga North MP's home Moses Kasibante's last week.

"These threats have thrown a wave of fear in my family but I'm personally not moved by these threats," Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine a popular musician who turned a politician said.

According to Kyagulanyi, "the three explosive devices were handmade grenades and this follow several death threats. The explosives were thrown near my son's bedroom."

Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, described the incidents as tactics to frame the government.

"Flash grenades at opposition MPs' homes could be own scare tactics to frame government. There is no record or history of this NRM government killing political opposition," Opondo said.

Kyagulanyi, Ssewanyana and Kasibante are among the 24 opposition MPs who were suspended from Parliament following chaos that mar the presentation of the age limit motion in Parliament last week.

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