Friday June 13 2014

Suspect arrested over Namugongo bombing

By Dear Jeanne

Police has arrested a suspect over the bomb attack at a home located near the Uganda Martyr’ catholic Basilica church in Namugongo on Tuesday morning.

The family of 10 which was in the house at the time of the grenade was thrown survived after it failed to go off.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango, the suspect was arrested after the family mentioned the threats he had hurled at them a few days before the incident.

“I can confirm that we have a suspect in custody and that he had confessed to threatening the family as well as acknowledged that there is a land wrangle between him and the family,” Mr Onyango said.

The investigation into the attack will include lifting of finger prints from the grenade which counter Terrorism police is yet to do.
Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga says, “it is not an easy thing to do as the pin of the grenade had already been removed and any mistake can cost the life of the police officer.

We are however doing everything possible to come to the bottom of the investigations.”
Police says there is a big possibility that the attacker was well informed and experienced in military equipment.

The attacker who approached the home of Mr Lukeberwa Ferdinando at 4:30 in the morning smashed the window panes before throwing a stick hand grenade into the bedroom of the 77 year old.

The grenade is said to have landed on the bed where Mr Lukeberwa was sleeping. Thinking it was a stone; he pushed it off the bed and continued sleeping.

It was in the morning that he saw the grenade and reported to Kira Police station and a team of bomb squad was called in.