Deputy Speaker Hon. Among Calls Off Plenary After Twin Bomb Explosions

Deputy Speaker Hon. Among Calls Off Plenary After Twin Bomb Explosions

By Simon Abaho

The Parliament on Tuesday called off a scheduled plenary sitting after the shocking news of two explosions that rocked the city centre.

Two explosions have been reported; one at Kooki towers, opposite Central Police Station and another near Parliament in Kampala Central Business District.

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Most of the roads around CPS and Parliamentary avenue have been cordoned off.

Videos on social media also show cars burning near Jubilee Insurance along Parliamentary Avenue.

Bombing scenes have been cordoned off by the security personnel and it’s yet to be established on how many lives have been lost and injured.

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Picture from parliamentary avenue where the second bomb exploded from.

The building houses several offices of Members of Parliament and is located next to several government ministry offices.

According to the tweet on Parliament’s official Twitter page, today’s plenary sitting is off asking all MPs and staff who are not yet at the house to stay away due to the incidents.

It was also noted that the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of Opposition Hon Mathius Mpuga were safely evacuated from the parliamentary premises.

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