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Suspected Assembler of Swift Bus Bomb Arrested in Kajjansi

According to Enanga, preliminary police findings indicate that Kiyemba was the mastermind of the homemade explosive device that was detonated by Matovu Musafalu on Swift Safari bus that claimed the lives of two people.
The swift bus that was attacked in October.

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The Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence have arrested a man suspected to have assembled the device that exploded inside Swift bus in Lungala in Mpigi district in October.  

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identifies the suspects as 24-year-old Isma Kiyemba, a resident of Makandwa village. He was arrested from Kajjansi town council in Wakiso district on Tuesday following days of tracking by JAT.  

According to police, upon arrest, the suspect led the security operative to his residence where an assortment of bomb-making materials and other exhibits were recovered.   The recovered materials include chemical fluids, five capacitors, electric and copper wires, Batteries, a digital timer, two electric motors, five mobile phones, sim cards, and black visa cards among others.  

According to Enanga, preliminary police findings indicate that Kiyemba was the mastermind of the homemade explosive device that was detonated by Matovu Musafalu on Swift Safari bus that claimed the lives of two people.  

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He says that by the time of his arrest, Kiyemba was found with plans of assembling another improvised explosive device-IED on the instructions of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF commander whose details have not been revealed.      

“We have established that he was recruited and radicalized by Imam Suliman Nsubuga who is still at large into the ADF cells in Lweza and Kajansi areas. At the time of his arrest, he was found with a written will and planned mission to execute,” Enanga noted.   

Enanga notes that operations on all terror cells in the country are still ongoing, hence warning the public to remain extra vigilant. 

"We continue to investigate, respond and counter all threats against our citizens in the country, the operations against the remaining agents, collaborators, and operatives are ongoing. The public should remain vigilant because the threat remains in our country. Enanga stated.” 

Kiyemba’s arrest follows the recent arrest of Yusuf Muwonge, another suspect believed to have been involved in the production of the explosive device that was detonated in the swift bus. After his arrest, security said that Muwonge also took part in assembling the same IED that was detonated by Isaac Matovu alias Muzafaru.  

By the end of last week, security had arrested 106 terror suspects and detained them at the Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka and CMI headquarters in Mbuya.

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