The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) is investigating reports that detained former police special operations unit boss, Nickson Agasirwe, met AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi moments before the latter’s murder in Kulambiro Kampala on March 17.
President Museveni in October directed CMI boss Col Abel Kandiho to probe several officers involved in acts of criminality including espionage, illegal repatriation of refugees to Rwanda and South Sudan, human rights abuses, murders and robberies among others.
Museveni further directed Deputy Inspector General Okoth Ochola to hand over all the suspected police officers to CMI for interrogation and further management.
A special committee would later be commissioned to investigate officers suspected of belonging to criminal gangs.
Nickson Agasirwe and several officers in the Police Flying Squad were eventually arrested and detained at Military Police Barracks in Makindye.
This investigative website has learned that about a week before Kaweesi was murdered, he met with Nickson.
“Nickson was attending a course at the Police Senior Command and Staff College, Bwebajja off Entebbe Road when he received a special visitor,” recalled a source who was at the school.
“That visitor was Andrew Kaweesi. In the vicinity of the school, the duo sat under a tree where they talked for about two hours,” the source added.
The subject matter of the two officers’ discussion remains unclear.
“No one was interested in what these two gentlemen were discussing as they were buddies and senior officers. But the unfolding events are a source of concern,” our source, who preferred anonymity so as to speak freely, added.
Kaweesi, according to multiple sources at the school, appeared to have an argument with Nickson.
“It was a heated discussion, at least from the body language,” another source observed, adding, “But I can’t tell what they were up to.”
It’s understood that the military intelligence will question Nickson on whether Kaweesi gave him confidential information before his death.
The two were close friends as they regularly conducted joint operations especially in Kampala.
It will be recalled that Kaweesi confided in his girlfriend Christine Muhoza Mbabazi that some people were after his life.
“People are threatening to kill me. I am getting a lot of death threats on the phone,” Kaweesi said, according to Mbabazi.
Mbabazi further said Kaweesi “wanted to find solace in prayer. I was comforting him. He looked so troubled. He told me he had many problems and wanted to go for prayers.” Kaweesi also narrated his fears to a Priest at Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala.
Gun-wielding assailants sprayed bullets on Kaweesi’s car as he left his residence in Kulambiro, Kampala, killing him alongside his driver and bodyguard.