Rugunda denies grenade plot to assassinate MPs

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has denied allegations that grenade blasts on residences of Members of Parliament follow a plot by government to assassinate them.

On Monday night, grenades exploded at the homes of MPs Robert Kyagulanyi [Kyadondo East] and Allan Ssewanyana [Makindye West].

Earlier, the same grenades had been used to attack the home of Moses Kasibante [Rubaga North] in Lungujja suburb.

Rugunda has promised that government will investigate the attacks and bring those involved to book.

“Anybody harming or killing the opponent because of opposing views should be condemned,” he told journalists on Wednesday.

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He said the government is not involved in assassinating political opponents.

“We condemn the attacks on the three MPs,” Rugunda was responding to issues related surrounding the proposed Constitutional amendment of Article 102 (b) to remove age limit.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said police had recovered pieces of the exploded devices at the scenes for use in investigations.