Crime & Investigation

KAWEESI KILLING: Museveni Probes Criminal Mafia Network in Police

President Museveni has authorised a parallel investigation into the assassination of Police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Kaweesi, discount Chimp Corps exclusively report.

The official investigation team is headed by CIID boss Grace Akullo.

This team comprises officials from police, rx Internal Security Organisation, treatment Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Special Forces Command (SFC).

This website is informed that SFC has two investigators on board while CMI is represented by Charles Asiimwe, a season Counter Terrorism military investigator and another official.

Presidential sources have revealed that Museveni last week asked a separate team of intelligence experts to assess all possible clues to Kaweesi’s assassination.

“There is a lot of fighting among investigators, something that disturbed the president,” said a reputable source knowledgeable about the investigation.

“So, the President wants clean and comprehensive notes on the killing. The secret team will also analyse intelligence information collected by investigators.”

The major President’s team will focus a lot on unearthing a network of criminals in police, including high ranking officers who were always in close touch with Kaweesi.


According to preliminary findings, Kaweesi is said to have been used by a dangerous mafia system that worked from behind scenes to help wealthy businessmen and criminals to escape justice.

“The president’s team has already finished analyzing Kaweesi’s telephone communications. We are following clues that he was always at the service of a mafia system,” our source added.

“The information available shows Kaweesi as the main contact of wealthy men in Kampala. They used him a lot,” the source emphasised.

This investigative website is also informed that at least every two weeks, the president’s office received complaints against Kaweesi.

“Many feared him – that he was untouchable and IGP Gen Kale Kayihura’s blue-eyed boy. But Kayihura was informed many times that he was surrounded by dubious people whom he never investigated or got rid of,” said an insider.

Speaking at the home of the slain police chief, President Museveni ordered Gen Kayihura to “clean the police of these infiltrators.”

He added: “All these murders, I have followed myself. There are always clues leading to the criminals but the criminals have infiltrated the police.”

“You get a situation where they are intimidating the witnesses, killing the witnesses,” said Museveni before adding, “That is why the public fears to give information (about criminals) to the police.”

Asked what action the president would take if the mafia network is exposed, a source said “the job of the president’s men is to investigate. The rest is for the president to take an executive decision.”

One of the policemen being probed has been identified as Nixon, a former operative with the notorious Wembley, a squad accused of human rights abuses.

Officials told us that Nixon, a close ally of Kayihura, has been named in several security reports as the man behind armed robberies in the country but no action has been taken against him.

Kaweesi was killed on March when gunmen sprayed bullets on a car in which he was traveling from his residence in Kulambiro. His bodyguard and driver were killed on spot too.

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