President Yoweri Museveni this evening fired the former commander of Police Special Operations Nixon Agasirwe and SSP Jonathan Baroza, the former aide to the IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura over their role in the investigation into the assassination of AIGP Felix Kaweesi.
In a communication to the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kayihura, Museveni directed that Agasirwe be dispatched to Nairobi as a liaison officer while Baroza will be sent to Algeria for a short course.
Agasirwe and Baroza have reportedly been at the heart of a failed police inquiry into the brutal killing of AIGP Kaweesi alongside his bodyguard and driver and Museveni is believed to have been incensed after the duo presented fake ‘assassins’ over the killing.
Reportedly tortured, the fake killers were presented to the police leadership and Museveni but a parallel investigation by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence(CMI), Special Forces Command and Internal Security Organisation(ISO) that later discovered that the charges against the accused were trumped up, a finding that reportedly annoyed the President.
Both Agasirwe and Baroza are said to be blue-eyed boys of Gen. Kayihura but the IGP controversially fired Baroza following Kaweesi’s killing as pressure mounted on him to rid the police of what Museveni called ‘criminals’.
Baroza allegedly dispatched a team of police officers to collect soil at the crime scene. However, the officers were arrested on the orders of AIGP Fred Yiga who queried why non scene of crime officers where at the crime scene.
Eagle Online also understands that the Assistant Inspector General of Police (ICT) Amos Ngabirano is also under investigation on orders of the President for accumulation of wealth and his role in botched police procurement deals.