The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has paid glowing tribute to the fallen Assistant Inspector of Police, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Addressing mourners at a requiem mass held at Rubaga Cathedral on Monday, the Police chief described Kaweesi as a problem solver who helped him to handle the force.
Hundreds of mourners thronged Rubaga to attend the mass. They included high ranking government officials, relatives, police force and members of the public. The Archi Bishop of Kampala Diocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga led the mass.
“Kaweesi always thought outside the box. He was a problem solver. He always tried so hard to find a solution to problems. I knew Kaweesi would help me handle the force and I made him my personal assistant,” Kayihura said.
Explaining Kaweesi’s rapid promotion, Kayihura said: “I identified him because he would always challenge me. Other officers would keep quiet but Kaweesi would not. Kaweesi was a very pleasant person to work. I can't think of any initiative to improve the Police that he wasn't part of.”
Kayihura challenged young police officers to emulate Kaweesi saying he diligently served the force.
"On behalf of Police I want to add my voice to appreciate the outpouring of emotions towards the late Kaweesi. I have no doubt that AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi is in heaven. Where else would such a human being be?”
Kaweesi, 43, his driver, body guard were gunned down on Friday morning at Kulambiro a few meters from Kaweesi’s home on their way to work.
Kaweesi is survived by a widow, Annet and 4 children. He will be laid to rest at his ancestral ground on Tuesday in Lwengo District.