The IPS building where the blast occurred, is strategically located next to Parliament, Queens Chambers-where MPs offices are located, City Hall, The Office of the Inspector General of Government, the Ministry of ICT, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and the Uganda Prisons Headquarters, among others.
Last year, Cube Root Limited was contracted to rehabilitate two community roads at 1.9 Billion Shillings. However, the road works are yet to be completed despite the district paying two installments to the contractor.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region Police Spokesperson, says that a team of Regional Crime Intelligence Officers has been dispatched to Namalu police station to establish how the suspects escaped from custody.
Our reporter at the parliament avenue, says that three vehicles around Jubilee Building are on fire. Two police officers could be seen lying lifeless on the ground near the blast scene between Jubilee Tower and Queen's Chambers.
Kidega says the agreement stems from violent clashes between the two clans that occurred last week where at least 5 people were critically injured, over 20 huts set ablaze and unspecified household property destroyed and stolen.