On the fateful morning of June 1, 2021, assailants on motorbikes trailed the car of Works and Transport Minister Gen Katumba Katumba Wamala and later directed shots at its passengers that instantly claimed the life of his daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo.
As a way of thanking God for surviving the tragic incident, the General a year later is embarking on mobilizing funds to construct a new church in Kikandwa, his home village located in Mukono District.
He launched the construction of the multi-million St. Mark Kikandwa Church last Saturday during a thanksgiving service organized by his family. The event marked 1 year since the violent attack by unknown assailants on 1st June 2021.
James Onen, The Fatboy Show presenter on RX Radio, commenting on the events, noted that although Gen Katumba Wamala was to construct a church in his home village, he hoped more would be done to promote the security of civilians and the public officials.
Olive Najjuma, the show’s cohost responding to him explained, “the government has upped its efforts in getting the ADF rebels. Right now, the UPDF is in operation Shuja with the DRC, and who knows, he could be one of the pivotal members deciding that assault.”
But Fatboy still queried why the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) had never claimed responsibility for the attempted assassination, insisting that that leaves room for speculation.
Olive responded, “The ADF has never claimed responsibility but if the security forces claim and assert that it was the ADF, then who are we to say they aren't?”
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.