If terrorists thought that planting bombs at the Komamboga’s famous Digida grilled pork joint was going to stop life at this spot and others similar to it in the locality, they were utterly mistaken in their action. Not only have the Chefs been rolling off delicacy after delicacy since the forgettable accident, but the lovers of the white meat have also been equally checking in to enjoy the stuff.
So much so that the operators of the business aren’t complaining too much. Factoring in the legal tender’s prevailing scarcity. “We have buried what happened into history,” one of the Chefs tells the Investigator Business as he expertly works the pork on the stove now and then. “We can’t,” the jolly guy continues; “certainly forget about what happened. How are we supposed to, anyway!”
He shares how the bosses had henceforth worked with security to put in place relevant precautionary measures. So that what happened doesn’t end up happening again in future. He is right. I myself can watch from a distance; police patrol trucks mounted by cops purposely to mind the security in the locality. Asked about how the business is doing in light of the attack, the Chef shares, “God is good, we are making quite some money. It’s not too much as we would wish, but we aren’t certainly going home empty handed. We can at least pick our bills.”
Instead of concentrating on yapping and yelping about the bomb attack on October 24th2021 which claimed one life and injured five, the optimistic Chef argues that each and every business anywhere else in Uganda, is generally slow. “People are struggling my friend. They would very much wish to buy, but the purchasing power itself is wanting,” the humorous soul correctly argues.
All the same, our generous sources add, the operators of the business are thankful to God because they are still vested with capital enough to stock pork and, also because, the clients are still generous to their stomach demands. “You can see you yourself, the places aren’t certainly full to capacity, but also the clientele around is quite encouraging,” the grateful man argues.
He concludes, “Tell me of any business which is full to capacity with clients currently, anyway?” He excuses himself to go and serve the clients. I also leave to see other joints wowed by the wit of this Chef. What he had told me is the same picture I would meet at the other joints I happened to check out. As I finally leave Komamboga, I go away with the impression that, though, the pork business in the area isn’t so booming, but it’s not slow either.
In a nutshell, if the aim of the terrorists was to bomb fun out of Digida Pork Joint and the related businesses in Komamboga, then their mission fell flat on its face. Believe me you, Komamboga quickly shrugged off the nightmare of the attack and is marching on with much gusto, hope and enthusiasm.
Terrorists posing as clients out for a pork party, sneaked into the prominent pork joint in the evening of October 23 last year. They had, before coming in, improvised an explosive out of nails and sharpeners which they carried along and planted inside the joint. The revelers were seriously taken up by the crashing of pork, chatting, imbibing liquor and enjoying music as well as busily catching up on the day’s events as they were unfolding over the TV sets.
The operators of the spot and the chefs, waiters and waitresses were busier taking, working and serving orders as well as harvesting some bucks. It was that kind of fun and work-filled mood which the evildoers would criminally exploit to sneak into the joint and plant a black polythene bag containing a disguised package. Having completed their evil mission, the bad guys numbering three, sneaked out and ridiculously prayed for the explosive to go off and cause worse fatalities.
Fate is cruel. The explosive went off as planned by the evildoers. But God is merciful. Only one person, a twenty-four-year-old reveler, Emily Nyinaneza, ended up sadly losing her precious life to such an evil act executed by equally evil guys. Close to one year now, life is back at Digida Pork Joint, also known as Rudigido. We promise to bring you the faces and voices of the brains behind this weekend-must-visit spot. Enough for today.
- Mr. Stephen Kasozi Muwambi is a seasoned crime investigative writer, majoring in judicial-based stories. His two decades’ experience as a senior investigative journalist has made him one of the best to reckon on in Uganda. He can also be reached via [email protected]
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