There seems to be no headway in the investigations as General Kale Kayihura, who vowed to find the killers, leaves the police force. His 12 years as the top police officer ended yesterday, Thursday, when he formally handed over office to the new Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola. The investigations have failed to proceed beyond the initial rounding up of suspects. Out of the more than 40 people initially arrested, 23 of whom were charged in court, only three have been linked to the shooting.
Police Investigators are yet to make any headway in identifying the person who issued death threats to Andrew Felix Kaweesi days before he was assassinated twelve days ago. The threats are one of the leads that police is following in trying to bring to book the assassins of Kaweesi, his driver Godfrey Mambewa and body guard Kenneth Erau. The trio was gunned down on the morning of March 17th when gunmen ambushed the car in which they were travelling near Kaweesis residence in Kulambiro, Kampala.
Just hours after the shooting incident, the police circulated composite images of people they thought were the prime suspects. The first composite image was released barely three hours after Kaweesi was gunned down and subsequently others came out in the days that followed with the latest having been released on the night of Tuesday, March 21, hours after Kaweesi was buried at his home in Lwengo district.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has penned a letter to government, through Kampala Minister Beti Kamya, seeking explanation on funding for the proposed installation of close-circuit televisionCCTV cameras in Kampala.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi has been buried at his ancestral home in Kitwekyanjovu village, Kyazanga sub county in Lwengo district. Kaweesi was given a 21-gun-salute on Tuesday as his body was lowered to the grave, bringing to an end a budding life and policing career cut short by assassins bullets four days ago.
General Kayihura will work with an Inter-agency team comprised of the Flying Squad, Special Investigations Division SID and Internal Security Organisation ISO. The team is to be complimented by experts from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations - FBI.
A heavy downpour has rendered the road to Kitwekyanjovu village in Lwengo district nearly impassable, hours before Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the slain Ugandan Police Force spokesperson is due to be buried there.
General Moses Ali: We are concerned about the spate of killings that have been executed over the past years. The security agencies that have been at the forefront of carrying out investigations and a number of people have been arrested and are going through the due process of justice. This has however not stopped the killings.
Kaweesi, a hardworking and eloquent police commander was influential in the Police Force as well as the National business and Political arena. However, the influence did not come cheaply; it came at the expense of relations with seniors and juniors in the police force.
The shooting of the Uganda Police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi has reignited the debate on governments failure to streamline boda boda activities in the country. Simeo Nsubuga, the Kasanda South Member of Parliament, a former classmate of Kaweesis, noted that most of the high profile murders in the country including the one of the former State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi, were all done by people riding on boda bodas
The four men pretended to be fixing a problem on one of their motorcycles just a few metres from the home of Police Spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi in Kulambiro, a suburb of Kampala. It later turned out that they were buying time while waiting for Kaweesi to start his journey on a rainy Friday morning.