Emily Nyiraneza, the 20-year-old waitress who died following last Saturday’s explosion at a bar in Komamboga, was on Tuesday buried at a public cemetery in Kirinya-Bweyogerere.
The burial of Nyiraneza at the cemetery managed by Kampala Capital City Authority came after the authorities and friends failed to trace her home or relative.
Nyiraneza is said to be of Rwandan origin.
The burial was conducted by her friends while the memorial service was led by Pastor Richard Miiro from House of Glory in Kanyanya.
In her message, pastor Miiro urged the mourners to repent and turn to Jesus.
Several friends and well-wishers who attended the burial, accused government of not contributing towards the burial or even showing up.
They said they contributed the burial expenses.
“But we are disappointed that [the] government has abandoned a bomb blast victim, and it’s friends who have footed all the bills from the mortuary fees, to transport fares, organising the vigil and paying for the place to bury her in the cemetery,” said Gerald Kateregga, who described himself as the head of Komamboga business community, said.
The Komamboga bomb attack left several people injured.
Security services are hunting for the terrorists behind the incident.
How Nyiraneza died
Police on Sunday released preliminary results of the ongoing investigations into the bomb attack that happened Saturday night in Komamboga ward, Kawempe division saying that the assailants used an improvised explosive device carried out by domestic terrorists.
“Our joint task teams of experts from Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Investigations have confirmed the incident as an intentional act of domestic terror,” said spokesperson Fred Enanga in a press briefing held at Naguru police headquarters.
The joint team of bomb experts established that the explosion was out of a crude device, assembled using local materials of nails and other metallic fragments.
He revealed the the attack was carried out by three men, who disguised as customers who arrived at the pork eating point, which belongs to a one Lule Samuel, at around 8.30pm.
It is said that one of suspects apparently on the run was carrying a polyethene bag, containing unknown items that he placed under the table.
The trio, who reportedly appeared friendly, interacted with other customers and placed more rounds of bites and drinks for them.
“They disappeared afterwards abandoning their package at the scene. Moments after, the explosion occurred, covering a radius of 5 square meters. This indicates that the suspects ultimately detonated the improvised explosive device, after leaving the scene,” said police.
A total of 4 victims who were within the 5-meter radius were affected.
One of them identified as Nyinaneza, a 20-year-old waitress, succumbed to the deep injuries on her head, back and left leg.
Other revelers who were injured in the attack include Annet Kiconco, Rose Nakitto and Peter Ssenyonga. Both Peter and Annet are still in critical condition at Mulago Hospital.