President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured the country that security has started investigating and following the gunmen who attempted to kill the former Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Edward Katumba Wamala.
Unknown assailants reportedly riding on motorcycles on Tuesday morning sprayed with bullets, Gen Katumba Wamala’s vehicle killing his daughter and bodyguard before disappearing in Kisaasi.
While speaking about the matter, Museveni described the gunmen as ‘pigs’ whom he said will be tracked down and arrested.
“The pigs who do not value life shot at Gen. Katumba, killed his daughter and driver and injured him. Condolences on the loss of the two Ugandans,”Museveni said.
“I talked to Gen. Katumba twice on the phone. He is being well-managed. We shall defeat the criminals as we did in the past. We already have clues to those killers. “
Just like in a number of other unresolved incidents involving high profile government officials killed over the years, the gunmen moving on motorcycles opened fire at Katumba’s Car, a Landcruiser 200 series in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb, while he was heading for burial.
During the incident, his daughter and driver were killed on the instant while the Katumba Wamala escaped with injuries and is currently receiving treatment at MediPal health centre in Kololo.
Museveni also talked about the new system of beacons to be implemented on all vehicles and boda bodasas a means that will help eliminate such crimes.