The Kyandondo East MP, Hon. Robert Ssemtamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has cried out against what he has termed as threats to his life following grenade explosions in his Magere home this morning.
“Grenades have for the second time in two days been thrown at my house and exploded. Property damaged and no one hurt!,” Bobi Wine said in his opening of the message posted on his Facebook account. “But what kind of country are we now living in?” he asks.
He says in the past days he has been receiving death threats on an almost daily basis.
The Musician turned Politician also sounded undeterred and vowed to remain assertive. “We shall not be intimidated. Let them know that nothing can stop an idea whose time has come.”
Earlier on, the Makindye West MP, Hon. Allan Ssewanyana also posted a brief message on Facebook saying “People have thrown a grenade/explosive at my home 1:20am……need some rescue…I’m told the same has happened to Hon Kyagulanyi’s home.”
Police Spokesperson Asan Kasingye has dismissed the claims but says they will investigate.
On 28 October 2017, the Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante reported that two grenades were thrown at his house shortly after police had dropped him back at 2am following a detention that arose after a brawl in Parliament over age limit motion.
For now, one can conclude that the attacks occur in the wee hours. The motive of the attacks remain unknown, however opposition supporters believe it is a tactic to scare those opposed to lifting of the age limit cap on the constitution.