Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson Emilian Kayima has said they are investigating an unidentified vehicle suspected to have driven assailants responsible for throwing a grenade at Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s home in Magere.
On Monday night, unknown assailants threw a grenade at the home of Bobi Wine raising concern over the life of opposition politicians after two other grenades were thrown at homes of other legislators.
Addressing journalists in Kampala, Kayima said there was an unidentified Toyota Noah seen at Bobi Wine’s home but later fled with some occupants.
“We shall study this as well as other critical details to establish who is behind these attacks,”Kayima said.
He added that preliminary investigations have indicated that the explosives thrown in all the three incidents are factory made sound grenades but noted further investigations by the government analytical laboratory in Wandegeya will reveal more details.
“We shall work together with experts from the government analytical laboratory, bomb squad and terrorism unit to get more information about the grenades but what we know of now is that these grenades are not harmful.”
“We shall try to find out where these grenades are manufactured, who imported them and who own them.”
According to Bobi Wine , he has been receiving death threats on a daily basis but police has not addressed the concern despite reporting to them.
Asked on claims by opposition politicians that prior to the grenade attacks, they had earlier reported threats on their lives, Kayima urged them to lodge formal complaints to police.
“They should formally report to police for protection in case of any threats to their lives.”
He however clarified that police cannot give security to every person, urging politicians to enhance personal security other than waiting for police.
Addressing journalists at his home, opposition strongman Dr.Kizza Besigye said the grenade attacks are meant to intimidate opposition politicians.
“They do that so as to intimidate not only them(MPs) but also their families so they put pressure on them to abandon the struggle,”Besigye told journalists at his home in Kasangati.