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Eyewitness Accounts From the Kampala Twin Blasts

Our reporters found him parked at Parliamentary Avenue opposite the headquarters of Uganda Prisons Service with blood and flesh still stuck on his car windscreen and bonnet. He says he is still in shock and confusion.
16 Nov 2021 15:41
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Geoffrey Aturebire was driving through Parliamentary Avenue when a blast went off just next to the IPS building. Moments after, he saw pieces of human flesh on his car and other parts of the human body strewn on the road.

Our reporters found him parked at Parliamentary Avenue opposite the headquarters of Uganda Prisons Service with blood and flesh still stuck on his car windscreen and bonnet. He says he is still in shock and confusion.

//Cue in; "Nabadde ngenda...

Cue out...ekyo kyenaalabyewo."//

Samuel Malinga, an employee at Jubilee Insurance, one of the offices at IPS building says that while he was working, he heard blasts and immediately rushed out of the office. In the same way, he was met by pieces of human flesh all over the road and shattered glasses off the buildings in the neighbourhood.

//Cue in; "Tubadde tuli mu...

Cue out...tebadde nnuungi."//

Henry Mulaki, who works in the IGG's office says he had moved a few meters from his office to DFCU Bank at Impala House opposite the KCCA Headquarters when he heard a blast from a far. After about a minute, another blast went off nearby and he rushed to Jubilee House where he recalls seeing body tissue, all over the place.

//Cue in; "Wabadde wakayita...   

Cue out...netandika okutaakiriza."//

Kampala Central Mayor Salim Uhuru described the day's events as unfortunate.

//Cue in; "And you see...

Cue out...not destroy Uganda."//

Outside Jubilee House, there are glasses in the road probably from a car or cars. There are pieces of flesh that can be spotted.

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