The High Court in Kampala has today Friday issued an interim order stopping a group of media houses from publishing stories related to the Kaweesi murder investigations.
The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura on Thursday sued 4 media houses including ChimpReports, The Investigator, Red Pepper Publications and The Ugandan for publishing what was termed as series related to the investigation of the murder of former police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
In his affidavit, Kayihura said that the publications are a threat to the ‘delicate’ investigations of the high profile case being carried out by the police force.
“The respondents’ publications about the death and investigations of the late Andrew Kaweesi case contain confidential information which will jeopardize investigations,” said Kayihura in his affidavit before asking for an interim order stopping the publications.
However on Friday morning, High Court Registrar Joy Kabagye heard an exparte application where only the Attorney General was represented by Geoffrey Madete before granting the order.
“An interim order doth restraining the respondents by themselves or through their authorized agents and employees from publishing contents or running series on the investigation into the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi pending the disposal of the main application,” read the order signed by Deputy Registrar.
This investigative website has also learnt that the main suit will be heard by Justice Steven Musota on August 21,2017.
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