Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of Uganda, expressed his gratitude to the CID and ISO for their outstanding efforts in tracking down the perpetrators responsible for the 2015 killing of prosecutor Joan Kagezi.
Joan Kagezi, who led the prosecution in the 2010 bomb scandal, tragically lost her life five months after the incident. Her assassination was a result to the hard work and she was about to unveil the truth about the bombing.
Speaking about this, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, disclosed that individuals named Kibuuka John, Masajjage John, Kissekka Dan, and Nasur Abdalla are the suspects in question.
Museveni made it clear that the suspects were on motorcycles, and the pursuit continued until they were apprehended. However, it was observed that one of the alleged perpetrators is believed to have escaped to a foreign country.
Joan Kagezi was gunned down while she was heading to her home in Kiwatule Kampala when she was from work.
He urged Interpol to collaborate closely with Uganda’s internal security to repatriate the accused individuals. In response, DPP Jane Francis Abodo informed the President that the perpetrator had not yet been extradited to Uganda for legal proceedings.
Nevertheless, she assured that all the accused would soon undergo court judgments, and efforts were underway to bring back the fugitive suspects for them to fulfill their rightful penalties here.
What you need to know
Joan Kagezi was a dedicated Ugandan lawyer and prosecutor known for her work in prosecuting cases related to terrorism and war crimes. She played a key role in handling high-profile cases, including those involving the 2010 Kampala bombings.
Tragically, Joan Kagezi was assassinated in 2015 while on her way home from work. Her commitment to justice and her efforts to combat terrorism left a lasting impact on the legal community in Uganda. It’s a stark reminder of the risks that some brave individuals take in the pursuit of justice. Anything specific you’d like to know about her or her work?