Police investigates Patriotic Freedom Fighters over Kaweesi murder

Felix Kaweesi addressing journalists
The late AIGP Felix Kaweesi addressing journalists

The police Cyber Crime Unit and the Special Investigations Division (SID) are investigating a group which claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of former Police Spokesman Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and Driver Godfrey Mambewa.

They are tracing for the area of operation of the group code named Uganda Patriotic Freedom Fighters (UPFF) and the faces behind it.

“If they have claimed responsibility, we cannot say they did not do it and that is why we are investigating them. The laws of Uganda provide that investigations should continue and the findings presented to court even if someone confesses,” Police Spokesperson Asan Kasingye told a press conference in Kampala today.

On the day of brutal murder in Kulambiro, a suburb of Kampala, the group thanked its men for a job well done saying that was just the beginning and that more murders would follow.  The social media page used indicates that its administrators are based in Sweden.

Meanwhile, police top management has begun a policy review to enhance the safety and security of senior officers following the brutal murder of assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

The enhanced protection includes 24 hour surveillance on the officer, his family and property; a security detail from the Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU) under the Directorate of Counter terrorism to move with the officer.

Police Spokesperson Asan Kasingye, all police officers face eminent danger in the wake of Kaweesi’s assassination and thus the need for safety measures to protect them and all police installations.

“We know we are now being targeted and we have to protect ourselves,” Kasingye says.