Police are investigating circumstances under which the homes of two Opposition Members of Parliament were attacked with grenades in the wee hours of Tuesday morning just days after another Opposition MP survived a similar incident.
“We have received information of explosions at the homes of Mr Allan Ssewanya (who represents Makindye West) in parliament and Robert Kyagulanyi (of Kyaddondo West). Our teams have started investigating the said incidents,” police spokesperson Mr Asan Kasingye told this reporter on Tuesday morning.
The explosion at Mr Ssewanyana’s Makindye residence, a suburb south of the capital Kampala occurred at 1.20am.
“People have thrown a grenade at my home. I need rescue,” Mr. Ssewanya said in a facebook post.
At Magere, in Wakiso District, Mr Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine also said three grenades had exploded and smashed the window of his son, Solomon Kampala’s bedroom.
“Grenades have for the second time in two days been thrown at my house and exploded. Property damaged and no one hurt! But what kind of country are we now living in?” Mr Kyagulanyi asked in a Facebook post.
Bobi further noted that he has been receiving death threats on an almost daily basis.
Twenty four opposition MPs were arrested on the orders of Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura. They were all charged with a wide range of crime including assault, malicious damage, disobeying lawful orders, inciting violence among others.
Their police bonds were cancelled on Monday and seventeen of them have warrant of arrests on their heads.