Kamwenge Mayor to Be Charged for Kaweesi Murder; Police Warns Deceased AIGP Relatives

Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye addressing journalists on Monday.
Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye

Police are still holding in detention at Nalufenya 7 suspects in connection to the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye told reporters today that the suspects including Kamwenge town council mayor Godfrey Byamukama will soon be charged in court.

“We released 2 suspects last week and the remaining 7 will be charged soon, unhealthy ” Kasingye said on Monday at the police headquarters at Naguru.

“I am not sure of the day but they will soon be brought to court.”

The former police spokesman and Human Resource Director Kaweesi was in March killed by unknown assailants together with his driver and bodyguard as he left his home in Kulambiro, prostate a Kampala suburb.

Last month, link gruesome photos of the tortured Kamwenge mayor were released attracting public wrath towards police over torture of suspects.

Police that had earlier denied arrest and torture of Byamukama would later confess that he had been bruised as he fought police officers who were arresting him.

Four police officers were early this month charged for the torture of Byamukama at Buganda road chief magistrate’s court.

Kasingye said investigations into the case of the 7 suspects including the Kamwenge mayor are complete and will soon be charged in court.

Kaweesi Relatives

Meanwhile, the police spokesperson warned relatives of Kaweesi against badmouthing the force and individual officers by implicating them in the murder.

Last week, the relatives of the deceased who convened at Kitwekyanjovu in Lwengo district to remember the life of the fallen senior police officer implicated a number of his colleagues including the former aide to IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura, ACP Jonathan Baroza of having a hand in the assassination.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Kasingye explained that the force has worked tooth and nail and arrested suspects involved in the murder.

“We are one hundred percent sure the suspects we have are the right ones who participated in the murder, “Kasingye said.

“We did an unprecedented job but the family is doing an injustice by bad mouthing us.”

Kasingye also noted that their doors are open and anyone who has information to those behind the murder should provide information to police.


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