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.
A new extremist group recently claimed responsibility for the cold blooded murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
The group under the names “The Uganda Patriotic Freedom Fighters (UPFF)”, accused the Uganda Police Force for arresting the wrong people in the murder of Kaweesi, as well as in other murder cases that shook the country recently.
They say the IGP “is desperate to prove to the public that everything is under control when in actual sense the police force went to dogs long time ago.”
They listed a number of cases in which the IGP purportedly “fabricated stories” and apprehended people for crimes they didn’t commit.
“It should be recalled that Kayihura faked witnesses to falsely accuse Dr. (Kizza) Besigye of leading (Rebel group People’s Redemption Army) but the boys embarrassed Kayihura and denied any link with Besigye. We managed to free some of the boys and they are with us in exile while others are rotting in Luzira,” said the group spokesperson.
Now the CID is 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.
The group earlier in the week, issued a daunting a statement in which they claimed to have been behind the shooting of the police spokesperson on Friday March 17th.
This they daubed as “Mission 920” and warned that more missions are lined up for execution, including Missions 899, 900, 919, 921, 922, and 923.
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.