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General Katumba to Family: I Will Get Through This

In a video message recorded on from his sickbed at Medipal International hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds on his shoulders, Gen. Katumba assures his children that he will be fine.
01 Jun 2021 14:20

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General Edward Katumba Wamala has assured his family and friends that he is in safe hands following a botched attempt on his life this morning.

In a video message recorded on from his sickbed at Medipal International hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds on his shoulders, Gen. Katumba assures his children that he will be fine.

//Cue in: “All my children…. 

Cue Out:....bad guys have done it,”//

General Katumba explained that God has given him a second chance, saying that he will pull through, adding that he didn’t suffer grave injuries.

//Cue in: “God has…..   

Cue Out:…Brenda,”// 

The former Works and Transport Minister survived an assassination attempt when unknown gunmen riding on motorcycles intercepted his vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisaasi-Kisota road in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb.

The bullets caught Katumba’s daughter, Brenda Nantongo Wamala and driver, Haruna Kayondo killing them on the spot. Gen. Katumba escaped with gunshot wounds on his shoulders. 

The gunmen also reportedly shot and injured an unidentified eyewitness who was recording the incident from a neighboring storied building, according to Isaac Kawonawo, the Wakiso Deputy Resident District Commissioner in Charge of Kiira Municipality.