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UPDATE: Four Arrested Over Gen Katumba’s Attempted Assassination

Just a day after the burial of Minister and Four-star General Edward Katumba Wamala’s daughter, the Joint Intelligence Committee has arrested four people in connection to the assassination attempt on the minister’s life.

Gen Katumba was on Tuesday attacked by unknown assailants killing his daughter Brenda Nantongo and his driver Haruna Kayondo on the spot. The General escaped death with injuries from the shooting incident.

In the latest update after the investigation team hinted that the killers had not gone out of the Bukoto and Ntinda areas, four people have reportedly been arrested.

This is after the team identified repeated calls the suspects allegedly made before, during, and after the shooting of the former Chief of Defence Forces.

Through the footages of the CCTVs that were produced by the police, the team has been able to track the suspects who have been seeming to make repeated calls before and after fleeing the scene.

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” We resolved to get telephone printouts of all nearby telecom masts. We noticed that four people were in constant communication at the time of the incident and we tracked the owners and arrested them, ” a source said.

The four suspects are currently detained at Special Investigations Division in Kireka. Besides the four suspects, sources have revealed that seven other people who were mostly witnesses of the shooting were picked and interrogated by both intelligence and operation teams.

According to the source, seven other people are being interrogated to give clues on other assailants. These seven people are ordinary citizens who were picked by investigators for hinting at what happened during the Monday shootout.

The team also confirmed that they would do door to door inspection in search of two killers who departed the scene using a motorcycle.

Gen Katumba’s daughter Brenda Nantongo Wamala was buried yesterday. The General has been out of the hospital with one bullet removed but one still stuck in his body. The doctors said he will be updated on what to do since the bullet severely affected the arteries of the arm shot.



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