Minister Namuganza survives attack by unknown assailants

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State minister for Lands, housing and Urban Development Hon. Persis Namuganza survived an attempt on her life by unknown assailants in an attack which left his official vehicle badly damaged.

Namuganza narrates that the incident happened on Wednesday at around 7PM at Bukoto Traffic lights along Wandegeya – Ntinda road when unknown assailants who were riding on a mortorbike smashed the vehicle with a blunt object before they were repulsed by her bodyguards. She said, the attackers targetted the window where she was seated as the vehicle stopped at traffic lights.

In the commotion that followed, Namuganza said her guards fired shots but could not aim directly at the attackers who she says fled towards Kisaasi.

While speaking to journalists today, Namuganza said she was saved by onlookers who raised alarm as well as drivers who opted to knock the attackers forcing them to flee. She also stated that police officers from Kiira Police station responded quickly and pursued the attackers but in vain.

Namuganza also notes that she has already recorded a statement at police as investigations continue to ascertain the attackers and their motive. According to Namuganza, the damaged car is in police custody pending investigation. She says a CCTV footage captured by police cameras clearly shows the attackers who are still on the run.

She also claims that it is not the first attempt on her life and she has on several occasions reported to police and to president Yoweri Museveni such attempts.

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