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KAWEESI MURDER CASE: CMI To Probe Case Mismanagement

The chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)  is investigating how the case into the murder of a senior police officer was mismanaged by the Police.

After months of trying to revive the investigations into the March 17th 2018 murder of senior Police officer Andrew Felix Kaweesi,  CMI has now shifted it’s attention to investigate the mismanagement of  that  investigation.

The investigation into the mismanagement is based on the findings during the attempt to carry out fresh investigation as well as during the assessment of the Internal Security organisation (ISO) report that had implicated the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura and other senior officers.

A reliable source who was part of both processes told URN that all key elements of the investigations were mismanaged beginning from the scene of crime to the recovered exhibits making it impossible to begin the investigations a fresh as had been planned.

“Some exhibits are missing, the scene of crime management was a total bluff and the report has many irregularities,” the source who preferred anonymity told said.

CMI has now set up a team of operatives and investigators to investigate how and who mismanaged the investigations, mismanagement that is believed to have helped cover tracks that could lead to the assassins who gunned down the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP).

Among the police units, departments and persons being investigated is the former IGP Kayihura who was the lead investigator in the case at the time having sidelined the Director Criminal Investigations Grace Akullo, the directorate Forensics which managed the scene of crime and the exhibits as well as Flying Squad and the special Operations and Investigations Unit whose detectives handled the investigations.

Attempts to get a comment for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson Brigadier Richard Kalemire who speaks for CMI was futile as he was not picking his known phone numbers.

Kaweesi was gunned down by four unidentified assassins at 9:30am on March 17th 2017 about 500metres from his home in Kulambiro, Kisaasi a Kampala suburb.

Following the assassination, Kayihura jumped into action displaying a spectacle scene of crime team that sealed and combed the scene for more than 5 hours before the body was taken together with all recovered exhibits.

Barely had Kaweesi been buried than police began arresting suspects,  starting with one who was found at the border of Uganda and Congo allegedly escaping.

In the days that followed,  more than 40 people including men and women were arrested.
Twenty three of these were later charged in court on 3 counts of murder, terrorism and treason.

All of them are currently out on court bail and none has yet to be committed to the High Court for trial.

URN

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