The Former Works and Transport Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala engaged the assailants who killed his daughter and driver this morning in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb forcing them to flee.
The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah disclosed this after visiting Gen. Katumba at Medipal hospital along Acacia avenue where he is being treated for gunshot wounds. Unidentified gunmen riding on motorcycles intercepted Katumba’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisota road in Kisaasi and sprayed it with bullets killing his daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo 27, and driver, Haruna Kayondo on the spot.
Katumba sustained two gunshot wounds in his shoulders and was rushed to Malcolm Hospital in Kisaasi for treatment before being transferred to Medipal hospital.
Oulanyah, who visited Katumba together with his Deputy Anita Among, says that the attackers approached the General’s vehicle from the back and front and were determined to eliminate him.
He, however, says that Katamba shot back at the assailants forcing them to flee.
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According to Oulanyah, the Katumba is heartbroken because of the assassination of his daughter.
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Oulanyah has called upon members of parliament to pray for Katumba since he had just lost his mother-in-law.
Meanwhile: Fresh details emerging from the scene where assassins sprayed the vehicle of General Katumba Wamala with bullets this morning show that the gunmen also shot an unidentified person in a nearby storied building.
Isaac Kawonawo, the Wakiso Deputy Resident District Commissioner in Charge of Kiira Municipality told our Reporter at the scene that the assailants shot the unidentified man in the leg and he was rushed to hospital.
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Although there is scanty information about the victim, Scene of crime officers-SOCO, say that this person could have witnessed the shooting prompting one of the assailants to shot him.
Moments after the shooting, several video recordings from the nearby buildings went viral on social media, indicating that some residents could have recorded what transpired using their smartphones.
Police have cordoned off most of the neighbouring buildings to gather information on the attackers.