We have descriptions of Gen. Katumba attempted assassination suspects, Deputy IGP.

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“We have also received a number of descriptions of the suspects, but we will not be realising any details for the time being.” Loketch said.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Loketch has disclosed that police have descriptions of the suspects involved in the attempted assassination of Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala which occurred on the morning of June 1st along Kisota Road in Kisaasi Kulambiro.

“We have also received a number of descriptions of the suspects, but we will not be realising any details for the time being.” Loketch said.

He made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing journalist at a security brief about the investigation into Gen. Katumba Wamala shooting and on the level of security in the country. The presser was held at police headquarters in Nagguru Kampala.

On Tuesday June 1st, unknown assailants attacked and gunneddown a car inwhich Gen Katumba was travelling and killed his daughter Brendah Nantongo and a driver, Haruna Kayondo. Gen. Katumba escaped narrowly but but sustained bullet injuries in both arms while his Bodyguard survived with no injuries.

Maj. Gen. Paul Loketch who says they have details of the suspects however noted that police task team is still carrying out thorough investigation into the shooting and will disclose details after all is done.

“The task team is conducting very objective and thorough investigations. We will have more to say when the investigation reveal what exactly happened,” he said.

He has vowed to track and arrest the suspects involved in the attacks.

“….whoever was involved in the planning, preparations and execution of the double murder and attempted assassination will be tracked down and arrested,” Loketch assured the public.

The Deputy IGP further noted laxity among security operators which affected police response in countering the assailants. He revealed that the assailants spent about 55 minutes in the area after the shootings but could not be detected.

“Our teams on foot, motorcycle squad and 999 patrols were not alert. This affected our response in countering the assailants,” regressive Loketch said.

He however assured to the general public and the visitors in the country of a security gulu on all country borders.

“Uganda is safe and secure across all the border areas and crossing points. We have a robust plan to respond proportionately against all perpetrators of violent crime and lawlessness.” He said.

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