By Fred Kiva
Police maintains that postmortem report on death of two foreign nationals is genuine, after receiving suspects from the Internal Security Organization (ISO).
Five suspects were arrested by ISO last month in connection with death of two foreign nationals in posh Kampala Hotels.
The two foreigners Thomas Juha Petteri Terasvouri from Finland died at Pearl of Africa Hotel, while Axel Ssebastian Andreas from Sweden died at Sheraton Kampala hotel. The incidents happened last month.
Police quoting the toxicology report done by the government analytical laboratory said the foreigners had died of drug intoxication, the fact that ISO is disputing.
Addressing journalists in Kampala on Tuesday last week, the ISO director in charge of political affairs, Lt Col Joseph Aliganyira said their investigations point to a different version. Aliganyira promised that ISO will at an appropriate time declassify their report.
But during the weekly press briefing on Monday at Central Police Station, Police Spokesperson Emillian Kayima maintained that the police postmortem report is genuine, since it is backed by “scientific evidence.”
He added that “on top of the medical reports, police have gained access to suspects from ISO.” Kayima identified the five suspects as Faridah Nagayi, Musa Nyanzi, Fatumah Kabagambe, Apollo Kyabaje and Carol Narinda.
“We got the suspects last week and they are making statements in relation to the death of the Finnish and Swedish nationals,” Kayima told a weekly press briefing.
This dispute is an indication that the war between police and its sister security agency-the internal security organization (ISO) is far from over.
Last weekend, President Yoweri Museveni sacked the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura and Security Minister Henry Tumukunde in what was seen as a move to end rivalry between the two heads of sister security agencies and harmonize police and ISO operations.