According to Enanga, preliminary police findings indicate that Kiyemba was the mastermind of the homemade explosive device that was detonated by Matovu Musafalu on Swift Safari bus that claimed the lives of two people.
The Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force and the Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence have arrested a man suspected to have assembled the device that exploded inside Swift bus in Lungala in Mpigi district in October.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identifies
the suspects as 24-year-old Isma Kiyemba, a resident of Makandwa village. He was arrested from Kajjansi town council in Wakiso district on Tuesday following days of tracking by JAT.
According to police, upon
arrest, the suspect led the security
operative to his residence where an assortment of bomb-making materials
and other exhibits were recovered. The recovered materials include chemical
fluids, five capacitors,
electric and copper wires, Batteries, a digital timer, two electric motors,
five mobile phones, sim cards, and black visa
cards among others.
According to Enanga, preliminary police
findings indicate that Kiyemba was the mastermind of the homemade explosive
device that was detonated by Matovu Musafalu on Swift Safari bus that claimed the lives of two people.
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He says that by the time of his arrest, Kiyemba
was found with plans of assembling another improvised explosive
device-IED on the instructions of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF commander
whose details have not
“We have established that he was recruited and
radicalized by Imam Suliman Nsubuga who is still at large into the ADF cells in
Lweza and Kajansi areas. At the time of his arrest, he was found with a written
will and planned mission to execute,” Enanga noted.
Enanga notes that operations on all terror cells in the country are still ongoing, hence warning the public to
remain extra vigilant.
"We continue to investigate,
respond and counter all threats against our citizens in the country, the
operations against the remaining agents, collaborators, and operatives are
ongoing. The public should remain vigilant because the threat remains in our
country. Enanga stated.”
Kiyemba’s arrest follows the recent arrest of
Yusuf Muwonge, another suspect
believed to have been involved in the production of the
explosive device that was detonated in the swift bus. After his arrest, security said that Muwonge also took part in
assembling the same IED that was detonated by Isaac Matovu alias Muzafaru.
the end of last week, security had arrested
106 terror suspects and detained them at
the Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka and CMI headquarters in Mbuya.