Mwesige’s notice came shortly after the Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, and Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga’s conveys existed in the parliamentary building.
Ambulances seen driving towards Parliament Avenue following an explosion.
The Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige Kasaija has suspended
today’s plenary following
explosions at the IPS building opposite Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and
the quarter guard at CPS Kampala this morning.
“I have been directed by the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of
Parliament to inform you that there will be no sitting of Parliament today”
reads part of Mwesige’s internal memo
sent to all Members of Parliament and Staff.
Adding that, “You
are advised not to proceed to the precincts of Parliament as security forces
are working hard to restore order around parliament. Until you are advised
otherwise, please keep at home and those in the precincts of parliament keep
calm and wait for advice on how to exist,” further reads the notice from Clerk
Mwesige’s notice came shortly
after the Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, and Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga’s
conveys existed in the parliamentary
building is found along
Parliament Avenue, about 200 meters away from the main gate of the parliament.
The blasts triggered panic in the chambers of parliament where
several committee sittings were scheduled to
take place. A number of MPs and parliament staff were seen exiting the
main building as the police officers at the main gate of parliament restricted access to its
The Finance Committee was scheduled to receive a petition challenging
the 12 percent tax on internet data
while the Select Committee investigating the management of COVID-19 funds dispersed immediately following the loud
blast. Several MPs and parliamentary
staff were still exiting the house by the time of filing this story.