Haruna Kayondo, the late driver of Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, the outgoing Works and Transport minister, first worked as a taxi driver before joining the army.
The revelation was made to Daily Monitor yesterday by Ms Madina Nakibuule, an elder sister of the deceased.
“Haruna had incredible driving skills and was a taxi driver operating on the Bukomansimbi-Masaka route. He later abandoned the taxi business and joined the army in 2006,” Ms Nakibuule said.
Born in Lugando Village, Bigasa Sub-county in Bukomansimbi District, Kayondo died at the age of 38 behind the wheel on Tuesday morning after succumbing to gunshot wounds during a shooting incident that occurred on Kisota road, a narrow road before the Northern Bypass at the Kisaasi-Ntinda junction in Kampala.
In the same vehicle was also Brenda Nantongo, a daughter of Gen Wamala who died on spot. Gen Wamala on the other hand sustained injuries and was later hospitalised at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala. He was discharged yesterday.