An unknown number of panga wielding assailants have reportedly besieged the home of government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, and held his family captive.
Opondo in a distress call to police claimed that his home in Nasuuti, Mukono District was under attack and he had lost contact with his family members.
“My home in Nasuuti said to be under attack by unknown assailants. Am out of home and lost contact with family members. For now, l have lost contact with members of my family reported to be under attack by unknown people,” Opondo said.
He said that the attackers could be many in number and have grouped in the compound while others are up and about inside the house, combing different bedrooms and flipping things
“Assailants said to be many and with machetes in my bedroom and compound. Police are outside have not yet entered. They have entered my house and into the bedrooms. My family under danger,” he reported.
By press time, Opondo had not indicated success in corresponding with his family but confirmed the police had swung into action to neutralize the attack.
“Police have now gained entry into the house, found most things in the bedrooms turned upside down. The assessments reportedly forced my wife and three daughters into another room. They haven’t yet been found them. Possibly hiding.”
When contacted for a comment, deputy Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident.
“Yes, he called us about an alleged attack and we are on the ground. Statements yet to be recorded after canvassing the place for alleged attackers, “Owoyesigyire said.