President Yoweri Museveni should clean up the security, following the shooting of former Works Minister Gen Katumba, Members of Parliament have advised.
The development follows an incident that occurred on Tuesday morning when two people riding with Gen. Katumba Wamala were shot dead by unknown gun wielding men who are on the run.
The deceased are Katumba’s daughter Brenda Wamala Nantongo and the driver, Haruna Kayondo with whom the General was moving.
Gunmen riding on two motorcycles intercepted General Katumba’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisota road in Kisasi and sprayed it with bullets, killing two people instantly. However, Katumba sustained gunshot injuries on both shoulders, while his escort walked away unharmed.
Now, Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe Manjia County MP who also doubles as the Opposition Chief Whip argues that following the shooting of other prominent persons in the past years, the President should clean up the security in its entirety.
His submission was supported by Bright Rwamirama the MP Isingiro County North who however added, that the public should be security cautious and alert.
Meanwhile, Busiro East MP Medard Lubega Ssegona says that it is unfortunate that the General did not have his security detail at the time of the attack.
The Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa says the attempt on Gen Katumba is unfortunate since he has not been in any sort of controversy.
Okupa says that there is a need for sharpshooters that were once provided to leaders, but it is key to secure every Uganda.
“It is painful, because we know Gen. Katumba is a likeable person, very good person why would one want to kill him? That’s what is disturbing how could someone target the person of Gen. Katumba? We have not heard him being controversial. I think the security needs to step up the game, I think we have relaxed” Okupa said.