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Gen Katumba Attack: Boda Boda 2010 Member Arrested, Confesses Involvement in Kaweesi Murder

posted onJuly 13, 2021

Police arrested Huzaifa Wampa, another suspect linked to the attack of Transport and Works and Transport Minister Gen. Katumba Wamala.

Also known as Kanaabe, the thirty-year-old was found at his hide-out in Kikomeko village, near Kalule Trading Centre, Nakatonya Parish, Nyimbwa Subcounty in Luwero district.

Kanaabe, according to police spokesman Fred Enanga, is a former member of Boda Boda 2010, the paramilitary group that was linked to a string of criminal activities, leading to the arrest of some of its members.

He sat on the motorcycle that was ridden by Walusimbi Kamada on the day of the shooting.

Kamada was arrested on July 1 and is among the other suspects currently on remand at Kitalya government prison.

The others are Muhammad Kagugube, Siriman Kisambira, Abudallah-Aziz Ramadhan Dunku, Habib Ramadhan Marjan, Sheikhs; Yasin Nyanzi and Hussein Serubula.

This group has also been linked to Allied Democratic Forces, or ADF, the rebel group that has operated in Eastern DR Congo since the 1990s.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech said they were recruited by Sheik Abudin, an ex-leader of the militia that once terrorized western Uganda.

He is still on the run. Police shared his photos and put out a reward of Shs5 million for anyone with credible information that can lead to his arrest.

Police says Kanaabe admitted involvement in killings of prominent Ugandans and attacks on city businesses.

“I wish to add that during the interrogation of “Kanaabe,” he admitted to participating in a series of planned and highly sophisticated murders and aggravated robberies within the country, that led to the murder of 14 persons, the attempted murder of 3 people and 3 major aggravated robberies,” Enanga, the police spokesman, said.

“These include the Murder of Major Muhammad Kiguundu and his bodyguard Sgt. Stephen Mukasa in 2016; the late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Cpl. Erau Kenneth and the driver Cpl. Godfrey Mambewa in 2017; the double murder of No.560 SPC Mubiru Hussein and No. 169 SPC Kalungi Moses, and the attempted murder of Hakiza Evarest at Ntake Bakery, Kalerwe; the murder of Frank Anania, Bugembe Amim, Atukuru Jimmy and Abaho Frank at Nansana Cheap Hardware Stores, the murder of Okoth Button at City Supermarket, Mpererwe, and the most recent murder of Nantongo Brenda and Kayondo Haruna, and the attempted assassination of General Edward Katumba Wamala and his bodyguard Sgt Khalid Kuboit. The aggravated robberies linked to the terror group are the Ntake Bakery in Kalerwe where they robbed Ugx 33m, in 2017; Nansana Cheap Stores where they allegedly robbed Ugx 300m, City Supermarket at Mpererwe where they robbed Ugx 2.2m and an additional 4.5m from a mobile money attendant.”

At Kanaabe’s hideout, police found a motorcycle (Bajaj Boxer), red in color and registered under UEO 375D.

It was used during the attack, police said.

“Other relevant exhibits recovered include the hood that he used to cover his head, an assortment of jackets, gloves, warm suits, and another motorcycle, Bajaj red in color, registration number UDH 888V that was used in the surveillance of their targets,” said police.

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