Addressing journalists at his residence in Namirembe, hours after the incident, Kazimba said that they are saddened with the news of the attempted assassination of Wamala and the killing of his daughter and driver.
of Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Kaziimba has condemned the early
morning shooting in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb involving the former Transport
and Works Minister, General. Edward Katumba Wamala.
Unidentified gunmen opened
fire at Katumba’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisaasi-Kisota
road killing his daughter, Brenda Nantongo Wamala and driver, Haruna Kayondo. Gen. escaped
with gunshot wounds in the shoulders and is currently admitted at Madipal
Addressing journalists at his residence in Namirembe,
hours after the incident, Kazimba said that they are saddened with the news of
the attempted assassination of Wamala and the killing of his daughter and
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Archbishop Kaziimba says that the Church advocates for life and condemns
anything connected to the destruction of life.
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The attack on
Katumba follows several high profile killings by armed gunmen riding on
motorcycles. On 17th March 2017, unknown gunmen shot dead the former Police
Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard, Kenneth Erau and Driver,
Godfrey Mambewa. The trio was gunned down, a few meters from Kaweesi's home in
Kulambiro in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb.
assassination followed the murder of former State Prosecutor, Joan Kagezi in
2015 and Major Muhammad Kiggundu in 2016 in a similar style. In June
2018, unidentified assailants also gunned down the then Arua Municipality
Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga.
Other people killed in a similar manner include
Sheikh Abdul Karim Ssentamu, Hassan Ibrahim Kirya, the former Kibuli Spokesperson,
Mustafa Bahiga, the former Kampala District Amir, Dr. Abdulqadir Muwaya, the
former top Shia Cleric in Uganda and Sheikh Abdulrashid Wafula, the former Imam
Bilal Mosque in Mbale Town.