By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The latest shocking news landing on our desk indicates that at least 2 people have died after an explosion rocked Digida pork joint in Komamboga, a Kampala suburb.
A girl, only identified as Emily, died on the spot. Another victim, a gentleman, died while being transported to a hospital. Traffic has been blocked in the area.
According to a statement released by police, the incident occurred on 23.10.2021, at around 9 pm, at Digida eating point, Komamboga, in Kawempe Division, Kampala.
Contrary to reports that two people died on spot, Police say it’s one person that has been fatally wounded and 7 others rushed to Mulago National Referral hospital, with serious injuries.
This site has learnt that the scene has been cordoned off, and security 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. Any new developments will be communicated in due course,” says Police.
The development comes a few days after the UK and the French Embassy, respectively issued travel advisories and terror alerts to their citizens intending to travel to Uganda and those in Uganda. They further called upon them to be extra alert and vigilant as they go about their daily activities.
In response to the above, Police via its Spokesperson, Fred Enanga comfortably told Ugandans to rest assured that threat levels and counter-terror responses are constantly under review.
‘’They should, therefore, remain calm but vigilant. We wish to add that, in case they come across any suspicious behaviour or anything of public concern, they should alert the nearest security agency,’’ said Enanga.
Enanga added, ”Our task teams do take the security and safety of all Ugandans and visitors in the country, as a top priority. We have previously thwarted several plots, both foreign and domestic, since the double attack of 2010 in Kampala and will continue to jealously guard our country, from all forms of threats.’’