By MORIS MUMBERE,
KASESE: Police in Kyalhumba sub-county in Bukonzo East in Kasese district is investigating circumstances under which a 7 year old boy died after detonating a grenade inside their house.
Speaking on phone yesterday evening, the sub-county chairperson, Ivan Mukyakazi Kabuthirwa confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Benson Masereka, a son to Josephat Kijuguta a resident of Kaghema village.
According to Kabuthirwa, the deceased had gone to pick his avocado believed to have been kept under his father’s bed where a bomb killed him .
“I wander why kijuguta is still possessing government materials yet he no longer servers police” Ivan said.
He said that investigations to find out why Kijuguta still possessed government ammunition had been launched.
He said that Kijuguta had served as a Home Guard but declined to give details.
The area LCI chairperson, Selly Ngobi said that the incident happened at around 12:30pm as residents were returning back from their daily routines.
Ngobi said that he immediately informed police at Kyalhumba Police post who he said rushed to the scene.
He said that the deceased died on his way to Kagando Hospital after sustaining serious injuries caused by the explosion.
By press time, the body of Masereka had been taken to Kagando Hospital for a postmortem on police orders.
Kyalhumba like other areas in the Rwenzori region was attacked by the Allied Democratic Forces of 1996.