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Rugunda calls agencies to step investigations as Wamala is discharged

Outgoing Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has urged security agencies to step up investigations into the attempted assassination of former Army commander and Works minister General Katumba Wamala.

Dr Rugunda says their investigations will help the government give a timely report. General Katumba was today afternoon discharged from Medipal International Hospital in Kampala, to attend the vigil of her daughter who was killed in the shooting.

Uganda’s outgoing Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda made his way to Medipal international hospital where he checked on the former chief of defense forces Gen. Katumba Wamala who is nursing gunshot injuries.

Dr Rugunda confirmed the general is in good health despite surviving with injuries and a bullet in his arm. He however appeals to Ugandans that the country is secure claiming that currently, the government is relying on electronic identification to aid investigations that could lead to the arrest of the assassins.

Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga also checked on the General and tasked the government to do thorough investigations into these similar killings and also release similar reports.

Katikiro Peter Mayiga wants the government to tighten gun control, saying that too many guns in circulation is the root cause of insecurity in the country.

Other political leaders have however expressed disappointment with the way investigations are normally handled.

AT 4:30Pm on Wednesday, general Katumba Wamala who had been admitted at medipal international hospital in Kololo following his attempted assassination has been discharged but remains under medical watch.

In a statement, General Katumba Wamala said his prayer is to have the assassins arrested. He later arrived at his home to pay tribute to his daughter who was gunned down in the shooting.

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