DSS refutes escape of personnel from Kuje prison


The Department of State Services (DSS) has said none of its personnel escaped from the kuje prison during the bomb attack that rocked the facility on Tuesday night.



In a statement issued and signed by its spokesman,  Peter Afunaya, the DSS said its attention has been drawn to an online Vanguard newspaper report of 6th July, 2022 captioned: Kuje Prison Attack: One Suspect Reportedly Caught After Hot Chase by Gallant Officers.



He said the report alleged that one of the escaping inmates who “claimed to be a DSS personnel was apprehended by NCS operatives near Kwali after a chase.” The report further stated that the so called DSS operative also claimed to be “carrying out a special mission in the forest”.



While debunking the report, Afunaya said the Service wishes to state that none of its personnel was involved in the escape episode.



” In fact, at the point of the attack on the prison, no DSS personnel was an inmate at the holding facility just as the claim of carrying out a special assignment was non-existent. The Vanguard report is not factual and therefore misleading. The public is advised to disregard it” he said