Brenda Wamala Nantongo, the daughter of Gen. Katumba Wamala has been laid to rest at the family’s ancestral home in Kikandwa, Kasawo town council Mukono district.
Nantongo was shot dead on Tuesday morning by unidentified gunmen who intercepted Gen Katumba’s vehicle registration number H4DF 2138 along Kisota road in Kisaasi and sprayed it with bullets. Katumba’s driver Haruna Kayondo was also killed. The burial was attended by hundreds of mourners who included religious leaders, former ministers and security personnel.
The deceased’s mother Catherine Wamala told mourners that her daughter died at a time when she was looking forward to her wedding.
Catherine also asked the Chief of Defence Forces to heighten General Katumba’s security.
Margret Kanyali, a sister to Gen. Katumba noted that her brother’s attackers could have been jealous of his achievements and rise in the military.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu who presided over the requiem mass and the Mufti of Uganda Sheik Shaban Ramathan Mubajje who represented the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda prayed for security forces and requested them to ensure justice to families of those that have been killed.
The Chief of Defense Forces-CDF General David Muhoozi assured the mourners that, unlike other high profile killings where investigations and reports have delayed, this time investigation into Gen Katumba ‘s shooting will be thorough and detailed about the incident will be released on time.
General Katumba thanked the mourners and other Ugandans for showing love to the family. He says that he was overwhelmed by the sympathies he received and support following the incident.