Gen. Katumba Wamala survives assassination, daughter, driver shot dead

By Kabuye Ronald   The outgoing Works and Transport minister and former chief of defence forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has survived assassination after being shot at at Kisota road, Kisaasi. Accordingly to eye witnesses, four assailants came trailing Gen Katumba’s vehicle reg number H4DF 2138 on two motorcycles before opening fire. Gen Katumba’s daughter died on spot along with his driver who he was traveling with in the same car. Gen Katumba is said to have survived with bullets in his left arm and chest. He was rushed on a boda boda to Malcom Clinic and later Medipal hospital Acacia Avenue Kamwokya . Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the shooting though he didn’t divulge into details. By press time the chief defense forces David Muhoozi was at the scene of crime. in the same way the outgoing state minister for housing Chris Balyomunsi said that Gen. Katumba sustained wounds on both his right and left shoulders. Who is Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala E

Gen. Katumba Wamala survives assassination, daughter, driver shot dead

By Kabuye Ronald  

The outgoing Works and Transport minister and former chief of defence forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has survived assassination after being shot at at Kisota road, Kisaasi.

Accordingly to eye witnesses, four assailants came trailing Gen Katumba’s vehicle reg number H4DF 2138 on two motorcycles before opening fire.

Gen Katumba’s daughter died on spot along with his driver who he was traveling with in the same car.

Gen Katumba is said to have survived with bullets in his left arm and chest. He was rushed on a boda boda to Malcom Clinic and later Medipal hospital Acacia Avenue Kamwokya .

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the shooting though he didn’t divulge into details.

By press time the chief defense forces David Muhoozi was at the scene of crime.

in the same way the outgoing state minister for housing Chris Balyomunsi said that Gen. Katumba sustained wounds on both his right and left shoulders.

Who is Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala

Edward Katumba Wamala, more commonly known as Katumba Wamala, is a Ugandan general who serves as minister of works and transport since 14 December 2019.

Before that, from 17 January 2017 until 14 December 2019, he served as Minister of State for Works in the Ugandan cabinet. He previously served as the chief of defense forces of Uganda, the highest military rank in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces   (UPDF), from 2013 until 2017. He was the commander of land forces in the UPDF from 2005 to 2013. He also served as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Uganda Police Force (UPF), the highest rank in that branch of Uganda’s government, from 2001 until 2005. Wamala was the first active UPDF soldier to serve as the head of the UPF.

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