Hours after Uganda’s police chief got an injunction against several media houses covering investigations into the murder of Assistant Inspector of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, 13 people have been arraigned before the Nakawa Chief Magistrate court in connection with the brutal murder
The suspects, whose names were not readily available, appeared before Grade 1 Magistrate Noah Ssajjabi and faced charges of aggravated robbery, murder and terrorism in relation.
The Police and UPDF officers sealed off the court premises with no journalists allowed. Judiciary’s Senior Communications Officer Solomon muyita officers confirmed the development.
Uganda Police releases names of 13 Kaweesi murder suspectshttps://t.co/cpC151StLy pic.twitter.com/0f9uXinwP1
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) April 22, 2017
It is alleged that on March 17 this year with malice they caused the death of Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo , about 100 meters from his home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division in Kampala.
Prosecution’s Anne Ntimba informed court that investigations into the matter are still going on.
The accused persons were not allowed to plead to the charges only tried by the high court, and have now been remanded to prison until May 5.
REPORTS JUST IN indicate that AIGP Felix Kaweesi’s police convoy has been shot at this morning as he left his… https://t.co/FL9cUefamT
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) March 17, 2017
Kampala High Court’s Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye Bahinguza earlier issued an injunction temporarily stopping the media from publishing stories regarding the investigations into the murder of AIGP Kaweesi.
This follows a case filed by Uganda’s Inspector General of Police Gen.Edward Kale Kayihura through the Attorney General, against Red Pepper, The Investigator, Chimp Reports and The Investigator.
Kayihura accuses the defendants of publishing confidential information relating to the said investigation of the late senior police officer, and the security of Uganda without permission from Police.
Kayihura contends that the publications are injurious to their investigation, national security and prejudicial to the workings of the security agencies of Uganda, to which he wants the media permanently restrained.
The injunction will be in force until August 21, 2017 when the main suit will be heard before Justice Stephen Musota.
Kaweesi who was the director of human resource development and training in Uganda police was shot dead on March 17 2017, by unknown assailants about 100 metres from his home in Kulambiro, Nakawa Division in Kampala.
He was killed along with his body guard, Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo.