“I will be fine. We have lost Brenda but that is God’s plan. She had nothing, she did nothing to this world but the bad guys have lied” – Gen Katumba Wamala
Outgoing Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has for the first time spoken about an assasination attempt on his life which occured on Tuesday morning.
The incident that left his daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo and his driver, Haruna Kayondo dead, occured a few minutes after 9am on Tuesday at Kisaasi-Kisota road when unknown assailants sprayed his vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 with bullets.
Gen Katumba who was reportedly heading to a vigil of his mother in-law, escaped with gunshot wounds in both the arms. He was first rushed to Malcom Clinic in Kisaasi by nearby Boda Boda riders before transferring him to Medipal International Hospital in Kampala for further management.
On his sickbed, Gen Katumba Wamala who is also a former UPDF and Police Chief, recorded a message to his children telling them that he is out of danger.
“To all my children, I will be fine. We have lost Brenda but that is God’s plan. She had nothing, she did nothing to this world but the bad guys have lied,” Gen Katumba said on his sickbed adding that “God has given me a second chance.”
Earlier, the outgoing State Minister of Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssuubi after visiting Gen Katumba in Hospital told reporters that he was headed for an operation to remove bullets stuck in one of his arms.
“He will be fine now that he had been transferred to level two for an operation. They want to remove bullets from his left shoulder, the Doctors have told us there is no big problem on the right side and we are hopeful that he will survive,” Kiwanda said.
This has been re-echoed by Gen Katumba who told his children in a message that, “I will pull through, don’t worry I don’t have bad injuries only the arms but I will be fine.”
“I am with the doctors and the doctors are doing everything possible. I love you guys, please pray for Mummy. Mummy is in a terrible terrible state, please pray for her and do everything. Those who can come please come and burry Brenda, bye,” concluded Gen Katumba in Hospital.
Security is expected to give a press briefing on the incident and developments in investigations later today.