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Busia family escapes unhurt after grenade explosion in house

The incident happened at night.

A family in Rwatama village in Teso North Sub County that survived a grenade attack planted in their house is still in shock two days after the incident.

Philip Ikeya, Nandi County Transport Officer said it was God’s grace that his wife and two children came out of the house unhurt after the grenade exploded on Sunday night.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Ikeya said his family survived death by a whisker after the explosive missed the target and damaged the house’s iron sheets.

Ikeya who was not at home at the time of the incident said those who planted the grenade may have thought he was at home, an indication they were after his life.

“My wife who was in the house during the attack said she had dogs barking and later an explosion occurred. When she rushed to the sitting room she found soil,” he said.

Teso security team led by Deputy County Commissioner Justus Musau and OCPD Onesmus Kombe visited the scene where bomb experts took soil samples to ascertain the type of explosion used.

Angurai South Ward Member of the County Assembly Grace Omasete condemned the incident and called for thorough investigations into the incident.

“Such an incident has not happened in my ward before and it might scare residents,” she said.

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