CHARGED” 7 Remanded Over Double Murder And Assassination Attempt On Gen Katumba

One of the suspects in the Gen Katumba shooting case displays marks on his body that he allegedly attained through torture while in police custody. PHOTO/NTV


NAKAWA, KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA-  Security was high, tension at its peak, and tears on faces of the suspect’s relatives as seven suspects were arraigned at Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court.

The suspects were remanded after being charged with two counts of murder, terrorism, and attempted murder of Works Minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala.


The seven who appeared at the tightly guarded court premises were; Sserubula Hussein Ismael, Nyanzi Yusuf Siraje, Muhammad Kagugube alias Bafumoya, Kamada Walusimbi, alias Mudinka, Sirimani Kisambira Ayub, Abdulaziz Ramathan Dungu and Habid Ramathan Marjan.


The Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court Dr. Douglas Singiza Court charged the seven with the murder of Brenda Nantongo (Katumba’s daughter)  and Sgt. Haruna Kayondo (The driver) contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.


Brenda Nantongo and Sgt Haruna Kayondo were gunned down on June 1 2021 along Kisota Road in Kisaasi in Kampala.

Gen Katumba struggles to walk after the incident as his bodyguard offers support

The seven were also charged with the attempted murder of Gen Katumba Wamala and his bodyguard, Sgt Khalid Koboyoit on the same date, contrary to section 204(a) of the Penal Code Act.


The state also slapped charges of terrorism against the seven accused people.

“The seven and others still at large between the months of March 2015 and June 2021 in various places in Uganda with intent to intimidate the public or section of the public for political, religious, social or economic aims indiscriminately without due regard to the safety of others or property, directly involved themselves in the murder and attempted murder of Police, UPDF personnel and civilians and attacks on some police establishments,” the prosecutor told court.


The seven accused people were however not allowed to plead to the charges since they are capital in nature and attract a maximum death sentence if convicted and can therefore only be tried by the High Court.


They were consequently remanded to Kitalya government prison until August 3, 2021, after the state prosecutor told court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

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