Five Injured in A Suspected Grenade Explosion In Kampala

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: Five people are currently nursing severe injuries at Mulago hospital after being injured by a suspected grenade explosion In Kampala.

This has been confirmed by the Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire saying the incident happened at the Industrial zone, Kagugube, Central division in Kampala city.

“It is alleged that Jennifer Birungi’s daughter Katusiime was given second-hand clothes by a friend only identified as Anita, who is in Dubai. The complainant, Birungi, said as they sorted the clothes in their home yard, they saw a metallic bottle with blue color and suspected it to be an explosive. The granddaughter threw it in the dust bin but another granddaughter secretly removed it from the bin and brought it back to the house,” Owoyesigyire said.

Owoyesigyire further revealed that the child started playing with it and in the process, it was opened, consequently, it exploded injuring five people in the house.

According to police, the victims have been identified as Jennifer Birungi, 45 a KCCA cleaner, Harriet Kabasinguzi, 25, Poni Elizabeth, Mitchell Nakandi and Vanessa Birungi, 10.

“The incident is being investigated with the view of identifying the exact origin of the explosive ordnance. The five victims are currently admitted to the National Referral Hospital at Mulago for treatment. Our task team has recovered pieces of the explosive, which have been submitted to experts for analysis,” Owoyesigyire added.

The police however appealed to members of the public to report any items that look suspicious to relevant authorities for safe handling.

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