Sandra Muhwezi, daughter to veteran politician and soldier was attacked by thugs in Mbarara town during Easter Holiday. Sandra was attacked alongside former Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, James Mugum’s son Nikko Mugume.
The two were attacked by armed thugs carrying iron bars as they were driving to a night club in Mbarara Town. They were injured in an attack.
Amb. Mugume confirmed the attack adding that the victims sustained severe injuries and they have been admitted to hospital.
“They sustained severe injuries, but their lives are out of danger,” said Amb. Mugume in an exclusive interview with ChimpReports on Easter Sunday night.
After the attack, the unidentified thugs fled the scene.
Police and sister security agencies are still establishing the motive of the attack.
“They smashed the car in which they (victims) were traveling along Boma Grounds near Mbarara University of Science and Technology,” said Amb Mugume.
The incident, which exposed the growing insecurity in the country, occurred at around midnight.
Mugume told us that both Sandra and Nikko are cousins.
“They are young people, in fact cousins, who were enjoying their Easter. They were moving from one club to the other,” he added.
Mugume said after the attack the youthful victims managed to proceed to Agip Motel which is owned by Muhwezi before being taken to Mayanja Memorial Hospital in Mbarara.
Mugume retired from the Foreign Affairs Ministry a couple of months ago after serving over three decades.
He has for long been a close friend of the Muhwezi family.
Sources say the affected families have been transferred to Kampala for further treatment.
Amb Mugume said they had “reported the matter to police which has done its report.”
He said investigations were underway to establish the identities of the attackers.
Cases of thugs attacking people in Mbarara and Greater Masaka have been on the rise in recent months, with dozens been hacked.
Sandra Muhwezi manages Bob Kabonero’s posh apartments in Kololo as well as a string of private businesses around Kampala.