President Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on the failed assassination attempt on Gen Edward Katumba Wamala.
The outgoing Works and Transport Minister’s car was shot at in Kisaasi by assailants on Tuesday morning.
Gen Katumba survived with bullet injuries on his left arm and chest. Unfortunately his daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo died instantly from the shots.
The former Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Police Chief is currently admitted at Medipal Hospital in Kampala for treatment.
Speaking about the incident, President Museveni blamed Gen Katumba’s bodyguard for failing to shoot to kill.
He said the bodyguard shot in the air instead of killing the four assailants who were riding on two boda bodas.
“I wish Gen. Katumba a quick recovery. The bodyguard should not have shot in the air. He should have shot to kill. We could be having a dead terrorist instead of scaring away the terrorists. His shooting saved Gen. Katumba by scaring the criminals away,” Museveni tweeted on Tuesday.
“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. I talked to Gen. Katumba twice on the phone. He is being well-managed. However, killing one or more of the terrorists would have done the same and more.”