By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has referred to the assailants who attacked Works and Transport Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala as pigs, vowing that his government will defeat them at all costs.
Gen. Katumba was Tuesday morning attacked by unknown gunmen who shot his daughter Brenda Nantongo and bodyguard Haruna Kayondo dead.
The General was driving from his home in Kisaasi together with his daughter Nantongo to attend his late mother-in-law’s funeral in Namasuba, a Kampala suburb.
Following the gruesome assassination attempt, Gen. Katumba was rushed to Medipal Hospital in Kampala for medical attention, where Museveni has since talked to him.
“The pigs who do not value life shot at Gen. Katumba killed his daughter and driver and injured him. Condolences on the loss of the two Ugandans. I talked to Gen. Katumba twice on the phone. He is being well-managed,” President Museveni tweeted shortly after the incident.
He added that; “We shall defeat the criminals as we did in the past. We already have clues to those killers. Besides, the new system of digital beacons on all vehicles and Boda Bodas will eliminate the misuse of vehicles and Boda Bodas to commit crimes.”
Meanwhile, Gen. Katumba, who is currently hospitalized, has since spoken out, thanking God for sparing his life and expressing grief over the loss of his daughter.
“I have survived. We have lost Brenda and that’s God’s plan. I will pull through,” Gen. Katumba said while on his hospital bed after surviving an attempted assassination on his life.
We shall keep you updated about this developing story.