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- Kasibante narrates that, on hearing the gunshots, he hid in a nearby bush and when he noticed that the situation had calmed down, he drove towards the car and noticed that it was Gen Katumba.
Hakim Kasibante has earned his moment of fame after rushing former Works and Transport Minister Gen Edward Katumba Wamala on his motorcycle to the Malcom Clinic when he was shot and injured in Kisaasi, Kampala.'
Mr Kasibante, a Boda Boda rider in Kampala says he did that out of goodwill does not expect any kind of reward from Gen Katumba.
“I had never met Gen Katumba until yesterday. I rushed him to the hospital like I was saving my own brother,” he said.
Kasibante narrates that, on hearing the gunshots, he hid in a nearby bush and when he noticed that the situation had calmed down, he drove towards the car and noticed that it was Gen Katumba.
“I arrived at my stage and after a minute, I heard gunshots that lasted for about four minutes. Immediately I heard these gunshots, I hid in a nearby bush until they stopped,” Kasibante said.
According to Mr Kasibante, during the attempted assassination, Gen Katumba’s bodyguard opened the door and pushed the general under the car. He adds that when the people who were shooting left, he saw Gen Wamala coming from under his car.
“We saw Gen Katumba coming from under his car. He immediately looked in his car and on seeing his daughter, he became very weak and looked confused. He was crying and the only thing he kept saying was, ‘my daughter, my daughter’,” he narrated.
Before taking Gen Katumba to the hospital, Kasibante adds that the general was hesitant to get onto his motorcycle but later accepted and he rode him together with his bodyguard. He adds that on the way to Malcom Clinic, Gen Katumba kept saying, “My daughter, my daughter.”
Mr Kasibante says he does not need any reward from Gen Wamala because all his actions were out of goodwill. He also reveals that the general reached out to him on phone and appreciated him for saving his life.
In a statement released on Tuesday morning, Gen Katumba appreciated the Boda Boda man who rushed him to hospital.