The former Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Edward Katumba Wamala has asked politicians not to speculate about the death of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi and instead leave police to carry out investigations.
Gen. Katumba Wamala, the State Minister of Works and who was a Inspector General of Police (IGP) when Kaweesi was recruited in the police in 2001, was addressing mourners during the burial of AIGP Kaweesi, the slain senior police officer who was killed in a hail of bullets near his home in Kulambiro last Friday morning.
The late AIGP Kaweesi has this evening been laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kitwekyanjovu in Lwengo district, and according to Gen. Katumba Wamala, politicians can use the late Kaweesi’s killing to promote their individual beliefs and propaganda.
He hailed the deceased officer, saying he was an officer of high caliber who loved his job.
“Kaweesi went through a military training that’s why he was such a humble and true to his words, kind and when given any duty, he required no supervision,” Gen. Katumba Wamala added.
Giving a brief background of the deceased’s time in the police force, Gen. Katumba Wamala said he first posted then Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kaweesi to Ntungamo after his cadet training, before recalling him for training, to the disappointment of his superior, the Officer in Charge.
“The officer in command didn’t want him to leave due to his responses to work assigned. Therefore will this country produce another fruitful Kaweesi to serve the nation?” he asked.
He also noted that the late Kaweesi was a person who expressed humility at all times.
“His death has led to over 1000 reactions wholeheartedly, and this reaction from the public should act as a reminder to all uniform men [security officials] and women that they belong to people,” he added.
Born in 1974, AIGP Kaweesi graduated from Makerere University before joining the police force in 2001. He is survived by a widow Annet, and young children.