President Yoweri Museveni has asked the public not to be terrified by criminals’ isolated killings of the people of Uganda, saying security will defeat all the culprits involved.
He was Sunday morning commenting on the Bomb Incident that happened at Digida eating point in Komamboga in Kampala on Saturday evening claiming one life and injuring five people.
“I have been briefed on the bomb incident in Kwata zone, Komamboga. The Information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in kaveera which later on exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others. It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators,” says the President in a tweet.
He says Police Specialists are on the ground investigating the whole incident and that they will give the public more information later.
Security, according to the President, will as well give guidelines on vigilance by the Public dealing with related possible terrorism threats.
“The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” adds the President.
Museveni’s comments now rule out doubts that this was a bomb explosion and also confirms that one person was killed in the blast contrary to earlier communication by Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga who said victims had only been injured.
Moments after the explosion, an impeccable source in security had told SoftPower News that one person was dead.
About a week ago, the United Kingdom warned that terrorists could carry out an attack in Uganda. The UK government, in a statement, without mentioning the terrorist group behind the threat, called on their nationals to be extremely vigilant about their security “especially in crowded and public places like hotels, transport hubs, restaurants and bars, and during major gatherings like sporting or religious events”.
“Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. UK Counter Terrorism Policing has information and advice on staying safe abroad and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack,” read the statement.