KAMPALA, UGANDA: The death toll from the Tuesday morning Kampala double bombings has risen to seven after another victim succumbed to injuries sustained from the second blast at Mulago hospital.
The seventh victim has been identified as George Katana, a businessman who run a Printery business along Parliamentary Avenue.
“We wish to confirm to the public that one of the victims to the bomb blast along Parliamentary Avenue, identified as Katana George, succumbed to the critical injuries he sustained from the scene, from Mulago Hospital. May his soul rest in eternal peace”. Police confirmed.
The other six victims included three civilians identified as Eng. Christopher Sande, Ismail Basibe, and a Police Officer Amos Kungu. While the three others were the suicide bombers who blew themselves in the bomb blasts at CPS in Kampala and at Parliamentary Avenue opposite KCCA Building.
Police on Wednesday also revealed that over 30 others sustained injuries and are admitted at Mulago Hospital.
Police has continued to caution the public to remain vigilant while Deputy Speaker Anita Among urged citizens to show solidarity in the fight against terrorism by supporting security agencies during this harsh period.
The incidents came barely a month after two separate explosions; at a pork joint in Komamboga and another on a Swift Bus along the Kampala-Masaka highway.
In a related development, President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation regarding the security and Covid-19 situation in Uganda on Saturday 20th November 2021, according to his Senior Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi.