By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
Anita Among deputy speaker of Parliament suspends Tuesday sitting as explosions rock Kampala capital city.
According to the internal memo signed by Clerk to Parlaiment as directed by Deputy speaker Anita Among
“I have been directed by the Rt.Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament to inform you that there will be no sitting of parliament today’ memo reads apart..
According to the memo, Members of parliament are advised not to proceed to the precincts of parliament as security
According to the memo MPs are advised to keep at home and those with in the precincts of parliament to keep calm and wait for the advise to exit, forces are working hard to restore order around parliament avenue,
On Tuesday two explosions rocked the Ugandan capital’s city center within 30 minutes of each other on Tuesday, according to police and a journalist at the scene of one of the blasts.
One blast went off near the Central Police Station and another near Parliament.
The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear.
The first explosion occurred at about 10 a.m. local time on Kampala’s Buganda Road, according to the journalist at the scene.
Police and army personnel cordoned off streets around the blast site and several ambulances were deployed.
Images on social media showed several people lying on the streets near the entrance of Central Police Station and Kampala’s High Court, though there is no clarity on the dead or injured at this point.
At Parliamentary Avenue, where the second explosion occurred, all streets have been cordoned off by security, with legislators and parliamentary staff evacuated.
Last month, an explosion in Kampala killed at least one person and injured several others. Reuters reported the Islamic State claimed responsibility for that blast.