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Katumba Wamala: Ugandan General speaks after surviving assassination attempt

Uganda’s Transport Minister and former army commander, Gen Katumba Wamala has spoken a day after surviving assassination attempt.

Taking to social media on Wednesday, June 2, the military officer thanked God for protecting him and giving him a chance to see another day.

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He also thanked President Yoweri Museveni,boda vida riders and medical staff who wholeheartedly supported him making sure he is fine.

“I want to thank my Commander-in-Chief, @KagutaMuseveni, for the care he has shown me. His phone calls are some of the reasons I am still fighting on.”

“I would like in a special way to thank the boda boda man who forced me on his boda so that I can go and get first aid. In the same spirit, I would thank Malcolm Healthcare Kisasi for everything they did to stop the bleeding. That first aid helped so much,” Wamala said.

He further assured citizens that his injuries were not so severe stating that he is yet to understand the motive of the gunmen.

I had surgery last evening, and one of the bullets was removed. However, because of how the other bullet affected my arteries, it was not removed, and the doctors will advise on the way forward,” Wamala said.

Katumba almost lost his life on Tuesday, June 1 at the Kisota road in Kisaasa after two armed assailants sprayed bullets at his convoy.

Unfortunately, Wamala lost his daughter Brenda Wamala, on the spot and his driver whom had accompanied him.

Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni sharply condemned the actions saying total inhuman.

He further described the assassinators as ‘pigs’ adding that authorities are on the look for such individuals.

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The pigs who do not value life shot at Gen Katumba killed his daughter and driver and injured him. Condolences on the loss of the two Ugandans…We already have clues to those killers,” he stated.

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