This week, unknown people planted a grenade at the home of the electoral commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu’s sister.
The grenade was recovered by police on Friday.
It was a truck driver who discovered the grenade and alerted Kiggundu’s sister, Mariam Bunnya, who lives in Maganjo in Wakiso district.
The explosive was planted outside her gate.
Bunnya notified police which sent a bomb squad to recover the dangerous device before it could explode.
After announcing President Yoweri Museveni as winner of the 2016 elections, angry Ugandans started sharing Kiggundu’s address and family details on social media threatening to harm him.
Kiggundu hasn’t personally been attacked by anyone but the attack on her sister could be related to the threats voters have been making towards the EC official.
Police is still investigating the matter to uncover the culprits behind the crime.