FAILED INVESTIGATIONS! Judiciary Expresses Concern Over Delay In Joan Kagezi’s Murder Case

slain Ag. Assistant director of public prosecutor Joan Kagezi
slain Ag. Assistant director of public prosecutor Joan Kagezi

The judiciary has expressed concern over delays in investigations which affect the realization of justice for victims.

The Uganda police force admitted to have failed to investigate and arrest suspected killers of the slain Ag. Assistant director of public prosecutor Joan Kagezi who was gunned down by unknown assailants at Kiwatule as she drove back home with her children one year ago.

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The investigations that have been running since March 2015, the time of the crime hit a dead-end after eye witness account failed to match with images of the six suspects that had been arrested in Kyengera in Wakiso district.

On the evening, of Monday 30th march 2015 Ms. Joan Kagezi, the Acting assistant Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) was shot dead at 7pm near her residence in kiwatule a Kampala suburb.

Police spokesperson (then) Fred Enanga told the Investigator: “we have hit a dead-end in the investigations due to little opportunity provide by the crime scene and uncoordinated facts provided by eye witnesses we had earlier relied on”.

“We managed to arrest six suspects in number but their images don’t match with the description drawn from the eye witness account. This forced us to free them”, Enanga said.

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The fallen Joan Kagezi was the lead prosecutor in the 2010 bombings that left 76 people who were watching the world cup final at Kyadondo rugby grounds in Lugogo and Ethiopian Village in Muyenga dead. Following her gruesome murder, Police linked it to the al-shabab terrorist group and immediately took over the crime scene as the investigations went on.

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