By Spy Uganda
Nakaseke, Semuto: Yesterday, October 29, 2021, at around 1600 hours, Uganda Police says received a report of an explosion at Segalye LC1 village, Semuto Sub County, Nakaseke District that left two dead.
According to ASP Semwogerere Isah-Police Spokserson Savannah Region, it was established that the bomb was just an abandoned ordinance which children were playing with-that exploded and hit three of them.
Among the victims, include Pius Kiwuwa, 11, who died on the spot, while Michael Kiyingi, 14, and Shield Odongo, 10 months, sustained injuries. Kiyingi was taken to hospital for treatment but died on the way whereas Odongo has been admitted to Bombo Military Hospital for treatment.
It is alleged the trio, all biological children of Namukasa Kalyango, were playing with the ordinance when it exploded. According to eyewitnesses, Odongo picked an object that looked like an orange and started kicking it like a football.
He was later joined by his brother Kiwuwa, who picked it and squeezed it with an intention of getting juice out of it.
”Unfortunately, the object exploded, killing Pius instantly. Kiyingi and Odongo, who sustained serious injuries, were rushed to Nakaseke Hospital for medical attention. But Kiyingi was pronounced dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, Odongo has been transferred to Bombo Army Hospital for further medical management,” said Police adding thus;
”Our investigators have already documented the scene, recorded witness statements, and recovered exhibits to aid the investigations.”
Meanwhile, TheSpy Uganda has learnt that the scene has been cordoned off for a thorough search and examination by a team of bomb experts from the Counter-Terrorism unit and further establish the type of ordnance that exploded.
This comes few days after a bomb blast that killed two in Kawempe, Komamboga, and another that killed one in a Swift Safari Bus that was heading to western Uganda-incidences that the government attribute to domestic terror attacks.