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​ Army denies surrounding IGP’s residency

The police leadership has remained silent on the murder of the police spokesman, Asan Kasingye, declined to comment, saying this is a military matter.

Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF has denied claims of cordoning off the residence of the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura. The UPDF spokesperson, Brigadier Andrew Kalemire, says the claims are false and should be disregarded. This comes a day after some sections of the media reported that the IGP’s residency in Muyenga, had been surrounded military police. It follows heightened tension between the two security agencies resulting from the investigations into the murder of former police spokesman, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Recently, Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence -CMI, the intelligence arm of the army picked up three senior police officers in connection to the murder. Kaweesi was gunned down on March 17, 2017 together with his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and bodyguard Godfrey Mambewo, minutes after living his home in Kulambiro in Nakawa division, Kampala. Several suspects were arrested and arraigned in court in connection to the murder. However, the case took a new twist when CMI implicated several senior police officers for bumping off their colleagues. The officers including Nixon Asigwire, the former Head of special police investigations were called in for interrogations and locked up.

The police leadership has remained silent on the murder of the police spokesman, Asan Kasingye, declined to comment, saying this is a military matter.

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