President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to ‘defeat the criminals as we did in the past’ following the Tuesday morning shooting at the vehicle of Gen. Katumba Wamala in Kampala.
President Yoweri Museveni condemned the attack, blaming it on criminals, terrorists and “pigs who do not value life”. In a Twitter post, he said that authorities already had clues in the case, and the criminals responsible would be defeated.
During the incident, armed assailants on two motorcycles reportedly trailed and shot at Wamala’s car. He survived with injuries, but his daughter, Brenda, and driver were fatally wounded.
In a statement, Museveni said they already have clues to the killers. The fatal shooting happened at around 8.30am along Kisota road in Kisaasi.
According to a UPDF statement, Gen. Wamala was evacuated to Malcom Clinic in Kisaasi from where he was picked for further treatment in Medipal Hospital.
Below is President Museveni’s statement after what happened:
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.
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.
Besides, the new system of digital beacons on all vehicles and boda bodas will eliminate the misuse of vehicles and boda bodas to commit crimes.
I wish Gen. Katumba quick recovery. The bodyguard should not have shot in the air. He should have shot to kill. We could be having a dead terrorist instead of scaring away the terrorists. His shooting saved Gen. Katumba by scaring the criminals away.
However, killing one or more of the terrorists would have done the same and more.
Yoweri T K Museveni.
President of Uganda