Five man-made explosives were yesterday thrown at the homes of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu and his Makindye East counterpart Allan Sewanyana.
The incident follows a similar one last week, when a grenade was thrown at MP Moses Kasibante’s house in Rubaga Division.
In an interview with him at his home in Magere, MP Kyagulanyi Sentamu said the three explosive devices were brought to his home yesterday following several death threats from unknown people over the anti-age limit removal campaign now dubbed ‘Kogikwatako’.
“I have been receiving anonymous calls but the point from them has been clear that I should shut my mouth on age limit. Similar blasts happened outside my house three days ago, yesterday three explosive devices were thrown near my son’s bedroom,” the MP said.
Kyagulanyi, famous for his strong opposition to amending Article 102 (b) of the Constitution ostensibly for President Yoweri Museveni to stand for elections in 2021 when aged over 75 years, said the acts were intended to scare him, his family and colleagues to back off from the Kogikwatako campaign.
According to Bobi Wine grenades threats have castigated wave of fear in his family however he vowed not to succumb to intimidations and grenade threats however police detectives assured him that nobody entered his home compound rather threw the grenades from outside the fence.
“Nobody is hurt yet but I cannot say we are safe, I had lots of programmes today but it’s important to ensure the security of my family,” the MP said, adding that police had assured him of security.
And, speaking about the incident in which two grenades were thrown at his home in Makindye, MP Sewanyana said the attack was a planned move by the government to instill fear in him so that he backs off the anti-age limit removal campaign.
“I think there is a planned move by the government, it is intended to take away our lives, and it is no coincidence,” Sewanyana lamented.
The three MPs whose homes have come under attack are resolutely against the tabling of private members bill peddled by the Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi that is aimed at lifting presidential age limit that was set at 75 years in the 1995 constitution.
They say the bill is intended to see President Yoweri Museveni stand for presidency in 2021 while aged 77 years, two years above the constitutionally mandated age limit.
Meanwhile, Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Frank Mwesigwa has assured the victims of security, adding that police teams are on the ground gathering information about the incidences.
‘’We shall get whoever is behind the grenades; the grenade attacks are just meant to cause panic,” Mwesigwa said at Central Police Station in Kampala.
Meanwhile, MP Kyagulanyi and other opposition activists have been arrested at ‘Mbuzzi’ along Gayaza Road, as they headed to MP Allan Sewanyana’s home in Makindye.