Uganda Minister for Transport General Katumba Wamala survived an assassination attempt that left his daughter and driver dead on Tuesday morning, the army has confirmed.
The killers sprayed the former army chief’s car with bullets, killing the daughter who was in the vehicles with him and the driver.
General Katumba Wamala Assassination Attempt was planned by SFC a killer squad under @UPDFspokespersn . The Head of SFC is non other than the Son of the President @KagutaMuseveni, Lt. Gen @mkainerugaba . Muhoozi is after power, he is eliminating potential threats. pic.twitter.com/QEQdMPfZ2y
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The attack happened near Wamala’s home in a suburb of Kampala, the Ugandan capital, military spokeswoman Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso told Reuters.
Wamala sustained injuries in his shoulders during the attack.
Media reports indicate that Wamala’s attackers were four in number and were on a motorcycle.
General Katumba Wamala ~ “All my children, I’ll be fine. I’ve survived but we have lost Brenda. That’s God’s plan. She had nothing, she did nothing to this world but the bad guys have done it. God has given me a second chance.”#UgandaIsBleeding #BBCAfricaEye pic.twitter.com/bk5yZUzFKm
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He was rushed to Malcom Clinic and later transferred to Medipal Hospital in Kampala for further medical attention.
Uganda’s Daily Monitor reports that Wamala and his daughter were on their way to attend burial of a close relative in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe road when they were attacked.
General Wamala has been serving as Minister of Works and Transport since 14 December 2019.
He previously served as the Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda, the highest military rank in the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), from 2013 until 2017.