Assassination attempt on Gen Katumba marks return of Uganda's killer ‘pigs’

Edward Katumba Wamala car assassination uganda

This photo taken on June 1, 2021 shows works and transport minister, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala's car which was sprayed with bullets by unknown assailants in an assassination attempt. His daughter and driver died at the scene. 

Photo credit: Abubaker Lubowa | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Gen Katumba, 65, is one of the highest-ranking military officials from the  Buganda region. Once Inspector General of Police and commander of Uganda's armed forces, he was the country's Transport Minister from 2019 until last month when Cabinet was dissolved. 

General Katumba Wamala is a veteran soldier of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces. But even he was shaken to the core when assassins on a motorbike opened fire on him, pumping more than 50 bullets into his car. 

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