Suspect arrested over Namugongo bombing

Police has arrested a suspect over the bomb attack at a home located near the Uganda Martyr’ catholic Basilica church in Namugongo on Tuesday morning.

The family of 10 which was in the house at the time of the grenade was thrown survived after it failed to go off.According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango, the suspect was arrested after the family mentioned the threats he had hurled at them a few days before the incident.

“I can confirm that we have a suspect in custody and that he had confessed to threatening the family as well as acknowledged that there is a land wrangle between him and the family,” Mr Onyango said.

The investigation into the attack will include lifting of finger prints from the grenade which counter Terrorism police is yet to do.Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga says, “it is not an easy thing to do as the pin of the grenade had already been removed and any mistake can cost the life of the police officer.

We are however doing everything possible to come to the bottom of the investigations.”Police says there is a big possibility that the attacker was well informed and experienced in military equipment.

The attacker who approached the home of Mr Lukeberwa Ferdinando at 4:30 in the morning smashed the window panes before throwing a stick hand grenade into the bedroom of the 77 year old.

The grenade is said to have landed on the bed where Mr Lukeberwa was sleeping. Thinking it was a stone he pushed it off the bed and continued sleeping.

It was in the morning that he saw the grenade and reported to Kira Police station and a team of bomb squad was called in.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

Leave a Reply


Uganda: A Haunted Factory and Why We Need Human Resources, Not Just Beings

A couple of land cases in court have made me frequently take the dusty, bumpy, windswept excuse of a road that connects Lugazi (not yet a city, but just you wait) to Buikwe (not yet a town, but just you wait) and eventually to the Mukono-Katosi-Jinja highway. Two kilometres into the dust is a decrepit, […]

Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]