By Ben Musanje

26th Oct 2021

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The joint security agencies have described the Monday afternoon explosion inside Swift Bus as a suicide mission conducted by Isaac Matovu, the only person who died in the incident.

The explosive device went off from within the bus as it travelled through Lungala in Mpigi district.


But in a statement today, the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the exhibit and preliminary investigation show that the bomber was wearing a suicide jacket and had a detonator in his hands.


Enanga explains that the deceased, the only fatality on the bus that had 52 passengers on board, was on the wanted list of the Allied Democratic Forces- ADF terror suspects, and was being pursued as Mustafa, a resident of Kamuli zone, in Kira Municipality.


The acting Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Commander Adrian Kwetegereza sustained injuries from the attack.

The Swift Bus driver and conductor have already been questioned about how Matovu and his colleague who disembarked at Maya sneaked the explosives into the bus without their knowledge.


Security has further connected the material used by Matovu to be similar to those that were used to make an Improvised Explosive Device that went off at Digida Pork joint in Komamboga on Saturday killing one Emily Nyinaneza on spot and seriously injuring three others.

Enanga said all the incidents are linked to Allied Democratic Forces – ADF.

Even though police earlier dismissed the Islamic State claim of responsibility for the Komamboga attack and the failed explosion at Kawempe Police Station, the force has finally admitted that there was a failed attempt on the station.


Wednesday 27th October 2021 06:11:25 AM