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Katumba Speaks Out: I Have No Clue About Motive Of My Attack

General Katumba Wamala (pictured) has spoken out on his attempted assassination, saying he has no clue on why the assassins were after his life.

Taking to his twitter handle, Katumba said that while driving in the morning with his daughter Brenda Nanyongo, driver Haruna Kayondo and bodyguard heading to his mother in-law’s vigil, some terrorists tried to assassinate him.

“I survived, but my dear daughter Brenda Nantongo Katumba and my driver Kayondo Haruna died at the crime scene. I have no clue about the motive of this attack. There was no reason to end the lives of these innocent people. May their souls rest in peace,” wrote Katumba.

He further gave an update on his injuries saying they are not alarming, “I had surgery last evening, and one of the bullets was removed. However, because of how the other bullet affected my arteries, it was not removed, and the doctors will advise on the way forward.”

Katumba thanked Commander in Chief, President Museveni, for the care he showed him saying that the President’s phone calls are some of the reasons he is still fighting on.

The former Minister of Works also thanked the boda boda man who forced him on his boda so that I can go and get first aid.

“In the same spirit, I would thank Malcolm Healthcare Kisasi for everything they did to stop the bleeding. That first aid helped so much. Allow me to thank my escort, Sgt. Khalid Koboyoit for evacuating me from the crime scene as fast as he did and for shooting back at the terrorists. Things could have been worse,” wrote Katumba.

The General also thanked Medipal International Hospital for the care they gave him and further thanked Bishop Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu and Pastor Robert Kayanja for personally reaching out and coming to pray for him at the hospital.

He also thanked Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Deputy Speaker Anitta Among, Chief of Defence Forces David Muhoozi and Maj. Gen Paul Lokech among other colleagues in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces for reaching out (to the hospital and the crime scene) as fast as possible.

General Katumba also thanked his friends at Parliament former Ministers, staff and friends from Ministry of Works and Uganda National Roads Authority, friends in the diaspora, Rotarians, especially Rotary Kampala Ssese, for the condolence and get well soon messages.

He also expressed gratitude to Ugandans for the love and messages you have been sending my way and vowed to keep fighting for his life.

“I pray that one day soon, the terrorists that tried to assassinate me and took the lives of my daughter Brenda and driver Haruna will be brought to book,” Katumba concluded.

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