Hours after the shooting, police and military investigators are still trying to figure out what happened before, during and after the attack. As part of the investigations, military and police investigators are profiling residents from Mariam high school up to where Kisota road joins Bukoto-Kisaasi road.
A security ring around the scene of Crime
Police and military investigators have
started profiling all residents living in the stretch where the former Chief of
Defense Forces-CDF, General Katumba Wamala survived an assassination. Unidentified
gunmen intercepted Gen. Katumba’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along
Kisota road in Kisaasi.
They sprayed Katumba's
vehicle with bullets killing his daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo 27, and
driver, Haruna Kayondo on the spot while the Gen. escaped with gunshot wounds
to his shoulders. Hours after the shooting, police and
military investigators are still trying to figure out what happened before,
during and after the attack.
As part of the investigations, military and police
investigators are profiling residents from Mariam high school up to where Kisota
road joins Bukoto-Kisaasi road. The investigators are recording particulars of
the residents including their name, age, telephone contact, place of origin and
when they settled in the area. They are also trying to establish where the
residents were during the morning of the attack.
However, the officers are finding a hard time
since some of the residents have deserted their homes while others are
resistant to share any information. "Since yesterday different groups
of security people are asking us the same information. We have already shared
it but they come again and again. We are not telling you anything this
time," one of the residents whose residence is near the crime scene told
Zainabu Namuwaya, another resident leaving a few meters from
the crime scene shared the same sentiments, saying they are tired of the
endless interrogations. "At times you cannot even tell who
is who and who is coming from where. They don't even introduce themselves. They
just start questioning you. Do you live here? What's your name," she told
our reporter before another group of plain-clothed officers approached her.
who are you guys?" She asked them after asking her a series of questions as
our journalist looked on. “Didn’t your Chairperson tell you anything?" one
of the officers replied as he beckoned the LC I chairperson to introduce them. "These are also police officers.
Kindly answer their questions. Please don't be irritated. They will ask a few questions," the LC I told the resident.
A moment after their departure, another group of
military officers led by Major General Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, the former Deputy Inspector-General of Police also approached the residents in this neighbourhood.
Muzeyi is currently the general manager of Luwero Industries, a subsidiary of the National
Enterprise Corporation. It is unclear what role he is playing in the
Unlike other security officers, Maj. Gen.
Muzeyi first introduced himself to the residents and briefly questioned Faizol
Ssali, whose employee was shot in the attack. "Did you see the attackers?
Can you identify them? What route did they take when after the shooting? Have
seen the video (released by police)?" were some of the questions he asked. Ssali
said that he didn’t see much as he was running to save his life.
"Even my friend was shot when we're
running to hide. I kept inside until the bullets stopped," Ssali replied
before Maj. Gen. Muzeyi and his team proceeded to the scene. Meanwhile,
security has maintained heavy deployment in the area and sealed off Kisota road
for motorists and pedestrians.