Police Opens Up on Ex-Kayihura Aide Baroza Arrest Reports

Uganda Police has denied reports that a former aide to Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has been arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) in connection to the murder seven months ago of the force’s spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Kayihura fired Baroza in March in a reshuffle in which all aides were transferred to other departments or sent for courses.

In May, Kayihura would then appoint Baroza as liaison officer in Algeria.

Baroza is also head of a project that will see CCTV cameras installed in Uganda’s major cities as directed by Museveni in the wake of Kaweesi’s assassination.

The reports circulated on social media at the weekend claimed Baroza was arrested by CMI in connection to Kaweesi’s murder and the repatriation of Rwandan refugees.

Last week, another of Kayihura’s blue-eyed boys Nixon Agasirwe was arrested, alongside six others, and arraigned before the General Court Martial and charged with kidnapping in 2013, of Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s aide Joel Mutabazi.

But Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye told reporters Monday at Naguru that Baroza was busy with his duties in Algeria.

Kasingye described as rumours, reports of Baroza’s arrest. He scoffed at a newspaper that had claimed Baroza was returned to Kampala aboard a plane – which is yet to land four days later.

“If anyone wants anyone, it’s very clear: make your request and it comes to us and we shall get it. But you know these rumours: Baroza is wanted… Then there is some newspaper which said ‘as we are writing he is in the plane’; has the plane reached this country?”

Charity Mbabazi