Works and Transport Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala.
EC Village Verification

The outgoing Minister of Works and Transport Gen Katumba Wamala has assured the public that he is in a stable condition and will be fine.

The ailing and frail General is currently admitted to Medipal International Hospital after being shot at by unknown gunmen who were riding on motor bikes along Kisota road in Kisaasi. The shootout led to the death of his daughter Brenda Wamala and their driver.

“I will be fine, but bad guys have killed Brenda. Brenda did nothing to this world but the bad guys have taken her life,” he said while at Medipal Hospital.

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“The bad guys have done it but God has given me a second chance. I will be fine. I’m with the doctors and they are doing everything possible. I love you guys but please pray for mummy because she’s in a terrible state.”

During the incident, Gen Wamala and his body guard sustained injuries especially on their upper parts of the body.

Earlier Brig Flavia Byekwaso the spokesperson of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) said the general is out of danger.

“Gen Katumba Wamala is now safe after undergoing surgery for his injuries sustained in an assassination attempt on his life. Military officials are yet to see him,” she said.