By Sania Babirye
Court has issued a temporary injunction gagging sections of the media from publishing stories on the ongoing investigations into the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
High court civil division assistant registrar Joy Kabagye Bahinguza says the injunction against Red Pepper , Chimp report, The Investigator, The Ugandan and The Guardian will stay in force until 21st August 2017 when hearing of the main application filed by Inspector General of Police Kale Kaihura accusing them of jeopardizing the investigations and national security will be heard .
The four Media houses and their editors are accused of unlawfully obtaining confidential information in relation to investigations into the death of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi without the authority and approval of the government of Uganda.
The sued editors are Stanley Ndawula , Giles Muhame, and Dixon Kagurusi.
Through the Attorney General, the IGP says the documents that were published by the respective media houses contained details of internal matters of the investigations, national importance and security, documents and decisions made in the day to day running of the investigation and security matters of the country.
Kayihura is now seeking court to issue a permanent injunction refraining the media houses from publishing any articles relating to the investigations
The Police chief also wants court to declare that the publications and intended publications of the defendants are injurious to the ongoing investigations, national security and prejudicial to the workings of Security Agencies of Uganda.
Former Police spokes person Andrew Felix Kaweesi was gunned down by unknown assailants on March 17 2017 at around at his home in Kulambiro an outskirt of Kampala.
He died along side his driver Godfrey Wambewa and body guard Kenneth Erau as he drove out of home to work.