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Gen Katumba Reveals Daughter's Last Words During Attack

posted onJune 3, 2021

Outgoing Minister of Works and Transport Gen Katumba Wamala says his daughter Brenda Nantongo cried to Jesus as attackers fired initial bullets to killed her instantly.

Addressing Mourners at his him, the former Chief if Defence Forces said his 34-year-old daughter may have acted as a sacrificial lamb for him in Tuesday's attempted assassination on his life.

In a poignant narrative made at the vigil of his slain daughter on Wednesday, the General, who is nursing gunshot wounds inflicted on him said, ' I don't know if that was God's plan that Brenda should protect me because when they (assailants) started shooting, it was from the side Brenda was seated.'

He said it took him sometime to realise they were under attack -- at first mistaking the sound of gunshots for a 'reckless bodaboda rider bumping in the rear of our car'. And when he fathomed they were being shot at, it was too late, because his daughter who was seated on his left and his driver, Haruna Kayondo, had been struck several times.

 'Brenda was seated behind the driver,' he said, adding that he reacted by taking cover inside the car, at which his daughter fell on him.

' I heard Brenda shout 'Jesus'. When she fell on me, I realised she was gone.'

Out of instinct, he said he unlocked the car door and quickly slid out, landing onto the tarmac. 'At this time my left arm was in bad shape,' he said, adding that his assailants had a plan to finish him off, but were repulsed by his bodyguard.

He said many shots were fired at his car and it is a miracle that he and his bodyguard survived to tell their stories.

Katumba, who was Wednesday evening discharged from Medipal Hospital was speaking to mourners who gathered at his home, Najjera in Wakiso district at a vigil of his daughter. 

Police have issued hotlines on which anyone with valuable information can lead to the arrest of assassins who shot at the vehicle of outgoing works minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala.The hotlines, which are at Kira road police station, are; 0714667787 and 0714667789.

The release of the hotlines comes beside the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage that the police released, and appealed to the public to volunteer information if they can identify any of the suspects who appear in the footage.

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