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Business slowly resumes in Kampala after bomb explosions



Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses slowly returned to normal along Buganda road in the aftermath of the two bomb explosions.

The twin bombings hit Kampala at the Central Police Station-CPS on Buganda road and the IPS building along Parliamentary Avenue killing six people and injuring 33 others.

On Thursday, the barriers at Buganda road along Park Royal Plaza and African Village were removed allowing people to access the buildings. Boda boda riders were also allowed back on their stages along Buganda road.

However, very few people were seen in the area and some shops remained closed.

Ssenyondo Diriisa, a boda boda rider along Buganda road said that he was unable to earn anything because he could not access his workplace. He says that despite the opening of the road, the clients are few as many of them are still in fear.

Fomi Veronica who sells fruits along Buganda road said that she is optimistic that business will return to normal in the coming days.

At Central Police Station, the scene where the bomb blast went off, it has been cleared.

Journalists and members of the public were barred from accessing CPS. Speaking to the URN at the site, Gertrude who sells foodstuffs near CPS revealed that she had been denied access to the station because she has a bag.

At the quarter guard, visitors were checked thoroughly by the police officers using metal detectors.

Abbey Nkalubo who sells suits in Kooki tower, said that the government has to do a lot to ensure that people are protected. He said that business is yet to resume normally in the area. He said that most of the traders have remained home due to fear.



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