Two suspects have on Monday June 28 been charged and remanded to Kitalya State prison in Wakiso District on charges of attempted murder on Transport and Works Minister Gen Katumba Wamala, and the murder of his daughter, Brenda Katumba and driver, Haruna Kayondo on June 1, 2021.
Yusuf Nyanzi and Hussein Ismail Sserubula were charged before Dr. Singiza Douglas Karekona Chief Magistrate Nakawa and remanded to Kitalya prison till August 3, 2021.
“Yusuf Nyanzi , Hussein Ismael Sserubala and others still at large on June,1, 2021 at Kisaasi central Zone in Kampala district murdered Brenda Nantongo and Sgt Haruna Kayondo contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act,” the charge sheet seen by this news website reads in part.
The Chief Magistrate did not allow them to plead to the charges since they face capital offences that can only be tried by the High Court.
On June 1, Gen Katumba was shot at and injured in Kisaasi, a Kampala suburb, by plain clothed assailants, who were riding on motorcycles.
His daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo died on spot.
One of the supects, Yusuf Siraje Nyanzi was in 2017 charged with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa but was released on bail by court.
Nyanzi was picked up last week by security on suspicion of having been one of the assailants who on June 1 attempted to murder Gen Katumba Wamala.