On December 19, 2017, General Katumba Wamala in a tweet making rounds on social media dared those who wanted to attack him as he responded to a threat by ex-MP Odonga Otto who had said that for punching Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake during the 'Togikwatako' fracas, they would go for Katumba and his family when the regime changes.
The Uganda People's Defense Forces is
puzzled over the whereabouts of the body guards of General Katumba Wamala the
former Works and Transport Minister who was shot at this morning.
riding on motorcycles intercepted Katumba Wamala’s vehicle registration number H4DF
2138 along Kisota road in Kisaasi and sprayed it with bullets killing his
daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo 27, and driver, Haruna Kayondo on the spot.
Katumba Wamala sustained two gunshot wounds in his
shoulders and was rushed to Malcolm Hospital in Kisaasi for treatment before
being transferred to Medipal hospital where he is at the moment.
However, the military is now puzzled that at least three of the bodyguards assigned to Gen Wamala were not with him.
The Spokesperson for UPDF/ Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs, Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso notes that
as a former Chief of Defense Forces and by virtue of his rank, General Katumba Wamala must have not less than four body guards at any time.
But eye witnesses at the scene said
that the four-star general had only one escort who moved with him on the motorcycle to Malcom Hospital for first aid when the time the unfortunate incident occurred.
Byekwaso adds that as the army, they cannot yet tell why the rest of his escorts were not with him and it is only Katumba Wamala who
can explain why at that particular time he chose to move with only one.
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People who have known Katumba
Wamala for long say he is not a man who is used to moving with escorts and
convoys. They describe him as a man who is used to moving with only one vehicle
despite the fact that he has held a number of high profile and sensitive positions in government which would attract threats.
On December, 19, 2017, General Katumba
Wamala in a tweet making rounds on social media dared those who wanted to
attack him. It was in response to former Member of Parliament Ondonga Otto who said while
appearing on one of the local televisions that Katumba Wamala had punched the
Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake and that when the regime changes they
were to go for him because they knew his families, children and gardens.
In response Katumba Wamala tweeted “My
home is plot 11 Lugogo Channel and I have no guards. If he wants to use Kaweesi
style my vehicle number is UG 1626W. He doesn't have to wait for regime
The Kaweesi style Katumba Wamala was referring
to happened on March 17th, 2017 when assailants moving on motorcycles
gruesomely shot dead the former Spokesperson of Uganda Police Force Andrew
Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and
driver Godfrey Mambewa.
also similarly took place in Kulambiro in Kisaasi, Nakawa Division in Kampala city.