Two charged with murder of Uganda minister’s daughter and driver
A magistrate’s court in Uganda has charged two men with the murders of the daughter and driver of the country’s Transport Minister Edward Katumba Wamala in June.
A 38-year-old motorcycle rider and a 46-year-old herbalist have been charged for the shooting and murder of Brenda Nantongo Wamala and Sgt Haruna Kayondo, the minister’s driver.
They remain in custody and will appear in court again on 3 August. They have not yet been asked to plead.
Gen Wamala survived the shooting with injuries to his arm. He has since left hospital and has returned to work.
The minister’s car was sprayed with bullets by men riding on motorcycles on the morning of 1 June.
Over the last few years, the country has been rocked by shootings by armed men riding on motorcycles, our correspondent says. In June 2018, Ibrahim Abiriga, a politician and ardent supporter of President Museveni, was shot and killed near his home.
The president during one of the Covid-19 presentation analysis the incident and mentioned that the government is determined to get to the root of case.