Gunmen Kill General Katumba’s Daughter, Bodyguard

Written by on June 1, 2021

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the daughter and bodyguard of the former Transport and Works Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala.

According to our reporter, the gunmen intercepted General Katumba, who was driving in his vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisaasi-Kisota road and sprayed it with bullets.

Eyewitnesses say Katumba’s daughter identified as Brenda Wamala Nantongo and his driver, Haruna Kayondo died on the spot while the General escaped with gunshot wounds in the chest.

“The bodies are still in the vehicle that is still at the crime scene,” he said.

Katumba was rushed to Malcolm Clinic in Kisaasi where he is receiving treatment.   Detectives have cordoned off the scene to search for any clues on the attack.

General Katumba is not the first high profile Ugandan official to be attacked by armed gunmen riding on motorcycles.

On March 17th, 2017, unknown gunmen shot dead the former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard, Kenneth Erau and Driver, Godfrey Mambewa.

The trio was gunned down, a few meters from Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb.

Kaweesi’s assassination followed the murder of former State Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi in 2015, Major Muhammad Kiggundu in 2016 in a similar style.

In June 2018, unidentified assailants also gunned down Arua Municipality member of parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga in a similar manner.

Details to follow…….

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