By Spy Reporter
Kampala: Suspects in the murder of former Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who was murdered with his bodyguard and driver in 2017, are not about to get bail despite fulfilling all conditions set by the High Court International Crimes Division.
This was revealed by the Senior Principal State Attorney Lino Anguzo while updating court on the progress of the bail applications before Justice Lydia Mugambe on Monday. While granting bail to the three suspects in March, 2019, Justice Mugambe directed them to fulfill a number of conditions. They included prosecution verifying whether the suspects have valid National Identification Cards and verifying their residential addresses among others. Anguzo told court that the three suspects meet the bail conditions. They are; Sheikh Abdu Rashid Mbazira aka Abdu Sewajja alias Muhammad Buyondo, Higenyi Aramaathan Noordin alias Taata Abdullazack and Yusuf Mugerwa alias Wilson. However, Anguzo said that the rest of the suspects had issues with the residential areas. He said that they should remain in custody until they meet bail conditions.
They are: Bruhan Balyejusa alias Jimmy Masiga Ogutu, Joshua Magezi Kyambadde alias Abdu Rahman, Jibril Kalyango alias Abu Aisha, Yusuf Siraje Nyanzi alias Jimmy Ssentamu and Shafik Kasujja. The prosecutor told court that they visited some of the places where the suspects were staying before and discovered the Landlords had rented out the apartments. He also said that the whereabouts of some of the suspects’ wives are unknown. But the suspects’ lawyers Anthony Wameli and Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi told court that prosecution was told to verify residences of the suspects but not about their wives. Rwakafuuzi said that although the International Crimes Division of High Court releases the trio, the suspects would still be taken back to prison. He cited another case at Nabweru court, where the suspects are facing charges of forging a National Identification Cards.
The case was adjourned to July, 3rd, 2019 when it will come up for further hearing. The suspects were arrested in 2017 after the death of former Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi. But Prosecution has to date failed to adduce evidence linking them to Kaweesi’s murder, reason why court decided to grant them bail, because they have been on remand for a long time without prosecution progressing in their cases against them. Kaweesi was shot dead by unknown gunmen riding on motorcycles, who waylaid him near his home on March 17th, 2017 and sprayed his official vehicle with bullets. The assassins also killed Kaweesi bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Geoffrey Mambewa. However, to date Kaweesi’s murder has remained a mystery and despite several people being arrested, prosecution has never furnished court with any tangible evidence linking them to the gruesome murder.