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Katumba Shooting: Full list of Major killings by motorcycle assailants

Katumba Shooting: Full list of Major killings by motorcycle assailants

The country was left in shock after an attempted assassination of Former Minister for Works and Transport and former army commander Gen. Katumba Edward Wamala on Tuesday at Bukoto.

Katumba’s vehicle was sprayed with countless bullets that left his daughter Brenda Nantongo Katumba and his long time driver Haruna Kayondo dead.

The former Chief of Defence Forces-CDF only cheated death as his both shoulders were shot at and he is currently hospitalished at MediPal international hospital in Kololo.

According to his previous video that is believed to have been recorded by one of his family members in the hospital, Katumba revealed his life is out of danger.

However, the Tuesday June 1 2021 shooting evoked memories dating back nine years since the first shooting involving assailants riding on motorcycles killing prominent Ugandans.

Boom.ug looks at the list of prominent Ugandans shot dead in a similar fashion.

Sheikh Abdul Karim Sentamu: A prominent Muslim scholar was gunned down on April 20, 2012, in Kampala along William Street. Attackers disappear from the scene riding on motorcycles. Sentamu was shot dead as he was leaving the Mosque along William Street.

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Abubaker Kiweewa: Was gunned down inside his supermarket in Kyanja on June 22, 2012, in Kampala by gunmen riding on motorcycles.

Abdul Kadir Muwaya: The Shiite leader was gunned down at his home in Mayuge on December 25, 2014.

Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga: Was shot dead at a Mosque along Entebbe Road in Bwebajja onDecember 28, 2014. His attackers were riding motorcycles. Bahiga was shot five times; three bullets in the left limb, one on the head and another in the stomach as he went for prayers.

Joan Kagezi: A senior principal state attorney was gunned down at a fruit stall in Kiwatule on March 30, 2015. Her attackers were riding on motorcycles. The prosecutor in the July 2010 Lugogo twin blasts was shot as she stopped at a fruit stall while seated in the official vehicle that she occupied with her children.

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Sheikh Abdulrashid Wafula: Imam of Bilal Mosque in Mbale Town was gunned down in front of his gate in Kireka Village, Nakaloke Town Council on May 21, 2015, in Mbale. Eyewitnesses say the assailants arrived on the scene and left riding on motorcycles.

Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya: Was shot dead by unknown gunmen on a bodaboda motorcycle on June 30, 2015, in Bweyogerere. Kirya had stopped by the roadside to buy some groceries before the unknown assailants opened fire that killed him instantly. The gunmen shot at three other people as they fled the scene.

Major Muhammad Kiggundu and his bodyguard Fred Mukasa: Were gunned down by assailants riding on two motorcycles on November 26, 2016, in Masanafu.

Andrew Felix Kaweesi: A senior police officer was gunned down along with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa (also called Wambewo) on March 17, 2017, in Kulambiro. The attackers were riding on two motorcycles.

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Ibrahim Abiriga: A Member of Parliament for Arua Municipality was shot dead by assailants riding on motorcycles on June 8, 2018, in Kawanda a Kampala suburb.

Muhammad Kirumira: Was an outspoken police officer, was killed by armed men riding on motorcycles on September 8, 2018, in Bulenga near his home.

On June 1, 2021, in Kisaasi, An attempt was made on General Edward Katumba Wamala’s life. His daughter Brenda Nantongo Katumba and driver, Haruna Kayondo, are killed in the attack. The General is shot the shoulders. Eyewitnesses say the attackers were riding on motorcycles.

Despite the fact that all the shootings are on record, the Police and the government of Uganda have never released any report about these killings.