Gen Kayihura Shifts AIGP Felix Kaweesi to save his face as Presidential Investigations nears End

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The Uganda’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura has this evening made a min reshuffle in which he relieved his assistant, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi of Operations Directorate office.

The move, Investigator can authoritatively report, is meant to save the hitherto pompous Cop from what is likely to result from President Museveni’s nearly done investigations into allegations that he (Kaweesi) is involved in covering up murders.

In these lines lie several stories on how the President is investigating Kaweesi over the above alleged deeds, as well as why the Police boss, Gen. Kale Kayihura seems to cover him up.

The said investigations were sparked off by a letter to the President, where the family of a slain city tycoon, Wilberforce Noah Wamala accused Kaweesi of antagonizing their beloved’s murder investigations in a bid to kill the case over yet unknown intentions.

Whereas Kaweesi has long fallen out with Gen. Kayihura, investigators are interested in why he still protecting him from facing the accusations as an individual. “We are tracking their origin. They seem to be tribesmen and/or distant relatives,” a source in the investigations’ team intimated to us recently.

Pressed by the looming verdict, coupled with the recent inquest ruling where the coroners pinned police of having had a hand in the murder of the prime suspect/witness in Wamala demise, Kayihura moved to shift Kaweesi from the limelight, in preparation for his pending fate.

Kaweesi has been moved from Operations Directorate to Human Resource Development. He was replaced by Haruna Isabirye, hitherto Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) Commandant. Isabirye had also replaced Kaweesi at his former place.

According to police mouthpiece CP Fred Enanga, the transfers are ‘normal’ and intended to improve police services. “They are normal transfers meant to improve on the Force’s performance,” he told the Investigator this evening. Below is his full statement…

IGP TRANSFERS AND APPOINTS GAZETTED OFFICERS

The Inspector General of Police has with immediate effect transferred and appointed three (3) Senior Police Officers in a mini-reshuffle.

These include;

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Kaweesi Andrew who was appointed as the Director Human Resource Development that is responsible for the development of training programs in the Force. He meanwhile continues as Chairman, Training Committee of the Police Council and his immediate task is to establish the Senior Command and Staff College as well as build the structure and accreditation of training institutions in the Force. In addition, he must plan for systematic career development of each and every officer in the UPF in close cooperation with the Director, Human Resource Administration.

Commissioner of Police Haruna is transferred from KMP and appointed Director Operations.

Commissioner of Police Namanya Benjamin is transferred from Police Headquarters, Naguru and appointed Commander, KMP. His immediate task is to ensure that there is effective deployment of patrols, especially between 5 p.m and 9 a.m in the morning based on our community policing model.

The transfers that are normal and regular, take immediate effect, and are also based on service exigencies and competence.

We congratulate the appointed officers and wish them success in their new postings.

CP Fred Enanga

Press and Public Relations Officer

Uganda Police

27.07.2015

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