Dr Kizza Besigye was today Monday blocked from attending the requiem mass of slain police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi at Lubaga Cathedral.
Dr Besigye, who was btravelling in his personal car with the Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa was intercepted by police on Lubaga road, a few metres from the Cathedral.
Dr Besigye was traveling from Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s court where he had appeared before Grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi to have his bail extended.
Magistrate Sajjabi has Besigye’s bail extended up to the 28th /April 2017.
The magistrate also mentioned Besigye’s treason case and adjourned it to the 28th/April 2017 after DPP’S Ann Ntimba reported that inquiries are still on-going.
This is after the Head of the criminal division of the High court Justice Wilson Kwesiga ordered that Besigye reports for extension of bail before the same court currently handling the treason case against him.
Meanwhile hundreds of mourners are attended the final mass for the late Andrew Kaweesi which is led by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Lubaga Cathedral to pray for the his soul.
Among those attending were the First Deputy Prime Minister Gen Moses Ali, the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, Ms Justine Lumumba, the Secretary general of the ruling National Resistance Movement and her predecessor John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and several Cabinet Ministers.
In his Homely, the Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said that the entire country was shocked and saddened by the murder of Kaweesi whom he referred to as “our dear friend”. He sent his Sympathy to the entire nation for the loss of Felix Kaweesi.
“Our presence in such big numbers reflects that Kaweesi has touched many lives in this country”, Bishop Lwanga said.
The Arch Bishop futher reminded the mourners that the quality of life is much more important than the number of years lived. He asked the mourners to hunger for righteousness the same way we do with food and water. He also reminded the country that “Murder is against the 10 commandments of God. Life is a precious gift from God, nobody wishes for death”.
“I have no doubt that AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi is in heaven. Where else would such a human being be?”, IGP Kayihura said during his address at Rubaga Cathedral.
Speaking during the Requiem mass for the deceased at Rubaga church today, the chief of defense forces Gen David Mohoozi said that Kaweesi has always been committed to his job and whatever wrong of good he did was in line of his duty.
He has however asked police and other sister security agencies to invest in technology to enable easy investigations of these murders, re-visit the principle of alertness and caution as well as innovation in investigating some of these outcropping crimes .
He has pledged to ensure that culprits are brought to books in shortest terms possible
Gen. Moses Ali (Chief Mourner) while addressing the mourners said that the late AIGP Felix Kaweesi exhibited high level of intelligence at his work place. He continued to say that Kaweesi’s hard work, focus and determination enabled him to reach the peak of his responsibilities.
After the mass, the cortège of the late Kaweesi was taken to Kololo Airstrip where a police helicopter air lifted his body to Lwengo for burial.