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The blast is said to have occurred around 1:30am this morning in the home of Bernard Mukoye throwing residents in fear of attack by robbers.
Bernard Mukoye displays some of the items that were shattered.

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A suspected grenade blast in Namwendwa village in Butagaya Sub County in Jinja district has triggered fear among residents.

The blast is said to have occurred around 1:30am this morning in the home of Bernard Mukoye throwing residents in fear of attack by robbers.    

The blast destroyed furniture, utensils, part of the roof top and a door.  

Police officers visited the home this afternoon and recovered two small electric wires, fragments of a broken bulb and black oil in a white jerrican. 

Mukoye says the blast was followed by dust and smoke, which covered the whole house forcing all of them to wake up.  

According to Mukoye, he tried to check whether there were people trying to scare him outside the house but didn’t find any.   

//cue in: “nawulile… 

Cue out…entanda,”. 

Yoweri Waako, a resident says they stormed the village chairperson’s home around 5:00 am demanding to find out what had caused the blast on to realize it was a grenade attack within the community.  

//Cue in: “dibaile… 

Cue out…wangulu,”.    

 

Anthony Miloso, the Namwendwa village LC I chairperson, says government through the office of the Resident District Commissioner- RDC should sensitize local leaders and the entire community on the dangers of home made grenades, which can cause loss of life if mishandled.   

 

The Jinja North Division Police Commander, Henry Mugarura, says the grenade could have been thrown by unemployed youth with intentions of scaring residents. 

Mugarura says detectives will patrol the village in a bid to gather evidence to aid police to arrest suspects.