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Gen Kayihura’s Ex Aide, Baroza, Missing

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jonathan Baroza, the former Personal Assistant of Gen Kale Kayihura, cannot be traced, officials said Sunday morning.

Baroza was in 2016 appointed as Uganda’s police liaison officer in at Afripol in Algeria.

This followed President Museveni’s instructions to Gen Kayihura to “remove that boy from the police headquarters.”

At the time, Baroza was accused by intelligence services of leaking high level information to opposition, accusations he later vehemently denied.

It also was indicated that Baroza was among some of the police officers targeted by assassins in Kampala.

However, the deployment came after the assassination of AIGP Felix Andrew Kaweesi in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb.

Baroza was accused of picking soil from the crime scene, a claim he said was baseless.

Until recently, Baroza has been living in fear of possible arrest.

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Matters worsened with the arrest of his police colleagues including Gen Kayihura by the military forces.

Other senior cops in detention include former Police Flying Squad commander Herbert Muhangi and ex Kampala South Regional Police Commander Siraje Bakaleke.

The former Crime Intelligence chief Lt Col Atwooki Ndahura was also arrested by the military.

These mass arrests created an impression that Baroza was not safe.

It’s understood Baroza recently flew from Algiers to Istanbul where he was expected to take a connecting flight to Entebbe Airport.

Military personnel drove to Entebbe International Airport to pick him only to discover that Baroza was not on board.

“As of now we don’t know where he is,” said a confidant of Baroza, adding, “we can’t even get him on phone.”

The Defence Ministry has recently expressed unwillingness to speak to media about the arrests it’s carrying out.

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