Parliament suspends sitting over security concerns

By Anthony Kushaba

The parliament of Uganda has today suspended sitting citing security concerns.

The move comes barely hours after explosions suspected to be bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

According to Adolf Mwesige Kasaija the clerk to parliament, the sitting slated for today has been suspended and members of parliament advised to stay away from the premises as security works hard to restore order.

Mwesige also advised the parliamentarians who were already on the premises to stay calm and wait for advice on how to exit.

An explosion has been reported along parliamentary avenue while another reportedly took place near the central police station injuring about 24 police officers.