Museveni: Gen Katumba’s bodyguard should have shot to kill

Gen Katumba Wamala and President Museveni. Courtesy Photo/File
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

President and Commander in Chief Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has sent condolences to General Katumba Wamala over the death of his daughter and driver who were shot dead today.

He also wished the former UPDF Commander quick recovery, describing his assailants as ‘ pigs who do not value life’.

Gen Katumba Wamala with his bodyguard minutes after the incident. PHOTO/Courtesy

Gen Wamala and his daughter Brenda Wamala Nantogo 27, were shot at while on their way to a vigil in Najjanankumbi.

According to Uganda Police, gunmen intercepted General Katumba, who was in his vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisaasi-Kisota road, and sprayed it with bullets. From his hospital bed, Katumba said he was out of danger because he didn’t sustain any grave injuries and that God has given him a second chance. He however said he was devastated because “the guys” had killed his daughter Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo.

In a statement, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said, government already has clues to those killers.


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 a 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

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