Police are investigating incidents where petrol bombs were hurled at a government vehicle belonging to the former Jinja Resident district commissioner (RDC) Eric Sakwa at Nakulabye opposite a petrol station.
It is averred that unknown thugs hurled liquid contents and later set on fire vehicles registration number UG 0587J-a Pajero, with the fire later spreading to two other cars registration numbers UAY 272Y Land cruiser, and UAL 108J Pajero Silver.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson Luke Owesigire, the fire and rescue services managed to respond very fast to put the flames out before they could cause more damage.
“Unknown people threw an explosive that burnt motor vehicle UG 334C Isuzu Pickup white belonging Mr Sakwa former RDC Jinja.The fire was put out by the community members.” he said
“We have embarked on establishing whether this is a pattern of organised crime or it is a campaign that is coordinated to purposely disrupt the swearing in ceremony. Our joint task teams are following up on certain intelligence leads that will help us identify the suspects for arrest and prosecution.”
He said another incident was reported at the same time, one at Amamu House Parking area along George Street behind Central Police station however no one was injured.