Ugandan Minister Survives Assassination Attempt

Uganda’s Minister of Works and Transport, a four-star general in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), Edward Katumba Wamala is in the hospital, recovering from an assassination attempt.

An army spokesperson says a group of gunmen shot at a car in which Wamala and his daughter were riding.

The assassination attempt happened in the Kampala suburb of Kiasasi.

Uganda’s Parliament Speaker Jacob Oulanyah confirmed that the general’s daughter, Brenda Wamala Nantongo and his driver, Haruna Kayondo, were killed.

Reports has it that the incident happened on Tuesday morning at around 9 am. According to video footage that has been circulating on social media, Gen. Wamala is seen walking but his clothes are stained in blood.

“He sustained injuries in both shoulders,” lawmaker Chris Baryomunsi told local television station, NBS

Gen. Wamala and his daughter were reportedly heading for the burial of a close relative in Najjanankumbi.

Wamala hails from the Baganda, the country’s largest ethnic group.

Just this morning, the General tweeted “I wish you a month of Happiness, Success, Peace, Prosperity, Good Health, and Wealth. Remember to social distance, sanitize, and wash your hands regularly.”

CGTN Africa

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