Uganda charges 13 over killing of top policeman

2017-04-22 19:02


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Kampala - Thirteen people have been indicted including on terrorism charges over the murder of Uganda's second most prominent policeman, killed outside his house last month, police said on Saturday.

Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Kaweesi, who served as the force's spokesperson and was one of the country's most high-profile officers, was killed on March 17 along with two other officers.

The suspects have already appeared before a magistrate's court in Kampala.

"The police arraigned 13 suspects before the court. They were charged with terrorism, murder and aggravated robbery," said police spokesperson Asan Kasingye.

They were remanded in custody until May 5, when they will reappear in court, he said, adding: "Enquiries are currently going on to apprehend other suspects who are still on the run".

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