Police have mentioned Gen Edward Katumba Wamala’s bodyguard, SGT Khalid Koboyoit, survived unharmed after gunmen Tuesday sprayed the previous Works and Transport Minister’s automobile with bullets, killing his daughter and driver.
Gen Katumba sustained accidents to the arm and was rushed to Medipal Worldwide Hospital the place his situation was stabilized, in keeping with police.
In a joint safety assertion issued Tuesday afternoon, the Deputy Inspector Basic of Police, Gen Paul Lokech mentioned the assault which occurred at round 8:47am- 8:58am alongside the Kisota -Kulambiro Street, Nakawa Division in Kampala District is the primary main capturing since 2019.
“We strongly consider it was a focused and never random incident. The assailants trailed the motorcar because it left the house of Gen Katumba Wamala at Bulabira – Najeera, till once they reached at a distant location 4kms away alongside the Kisota -Kulambiro highway. The assailants who have been 4 in quantity have been driving on two bikes with hid quantity plates, pulled up subsequent to Gen Katumba Wamala’s automobile and shot a number of bullets that immediately killed Brenda Nantongo (Gen Wamala’s daughter) and Haruna Kayondo (driver),” Gen Lokech mentioned.
In accordance with police, a group of consultants from the directorate of CID and forensic are completely “documenting the scene for traces of proof.”
“At this stage we attribute the capturing to 4 armed assailants, who managed to flee from the scene. The precise motivation in the direction of the focused capturing shouldn’t be but established. We take into account such assaults as a type of organized crime, with a possible of extremism, geared toward undermining the prevailing stability. We’re nevertheless, assured that we will determine the suspects and take very resolute enforcement motion in opposition to them in accordance with the regulation. And additional warn these people and teams already drawn into these acts of terrorism, that we will undoubtedly observe them down for additional prosecution within the courts of regulation,” Gen Lokech added in an announcement he issued hours after President Museveni mentioned safety had clues to the assailants.
In his assertion, Gen Museveni vowed to “defeat” the assailants he described as pigs who don’t worth life.
“The pigs who don’t worth life shot at Gen. Katumba killed his daughter and driver and injured him. Condolences on the lack of the 2 Ugandans. I talked to Gen. Katumba twice on the cellphone. He’s being well-managed. We will defeat the criminals as we did prior to now. We have already got clues to these killers. Moreover, the brand new system of digital beacons on all autos and Boda Bodas will eradicate the misuse of autos and Boda Bodas to commit crimes,” Mr Museveni added within the assertion he posted on Twitter.