Police in Mukono are hunting for unknown assailants who last night broke into the home of Buyaga County MP Barnabas Tinkasimire and set it ablaze, critically injuring his wife Agnes Ageno and her niece.
Ageno, a resident in Kitete C, Ham Mukasa Zone in Mukono Central Division was together with her niece, a Senior 4 student.
It is alleged that the assailant’s aim was to kill them after bringing a 20 litre jerrican of petrol that was poured on the door.
Eye witnesses say that this fire broke out at around 3:00am with a blast and when they approached the scene, they only found the house on fire.
The victims were rushed to Nsambya Hospital and later transferred to Mulago Referral Hospital.
Tinkasimire, who had gone to Mulago to check on his wife was in great shock as he could only scream, prompting the hospital management to admit him.
It is not clear if the arson attack is connected to his support for KCCA to demolish illegal structures in the city but only one week ago he told journalists that he had received phone calls with some people saying they know where his properties are located!
Red Pepper Online will keep you posted on this developing story.