Jonathan Baroza, the former Personal Assistant of Gen Kale Kayihura, is still missing.
Baroza was sent to Algiers in 2017 as Uganda’s liaison officer at the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL).
Afripol was formed to enable police chiefs from across to exchange views and share experiences in combating transnational organized crime and terrorism.
Baroza had served for more than a year at his station. He is said to have been traveling to Uganda for meetings.
However, last week Baroza flew from Algeria’s Capital Algiers under mysterious circumstances.
What we know is that Baroza arrived in Istanbul, Turkey from where he was expected to connect to Entebbe International Airport.
Security operatives rushed to the airport with the view of arresting him only to discover that he was not onboard.
Since last week, Baroza’s whereabouts remain unknown.
Efforts by ChimpReports to reach Baroza since late last week have been in vain as his known mobile phone was switched off.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima told us on Monday afternoon that reports of Baroza’s disappearance were just speculation.
“I don’t have any information before me indicating that he was recalled from his work station,” said Kayima, adding, “And therefore this can only be speculation.”
Baroza’s departure from Algiers followed the detention of Gen Kayihura at Makindye Military barracks where he has been interrogated on the circumstances under which AIGP Felix Kaweesi died in Kulambiro on March 17, 2017.
It’s alleged Baroza was at the scene of crime wearing standard protection gear of forensic investigators yet he wasn’t among the detectives.
Baroza’s associates said it was a requirement for cops at the scene to wear the gear to avoid contaminating the scene.