Lawyers Mourn State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi Murder

9:30pm: Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura arrives at the blood-spattered scene where Deputy Director of Public Prosecution was murdered by heavily-armed gunmen on Monday night.

He tells area residents and spectators that police will not rest until the perpetrators of the crime are brought to book.

8:20: Police and sister security services pour operatives in Kiwatule to hunt down suspects in the killing of Joan Kagezi.

The murder sends shock waves across Kampala, site recipe with lawyers mourning one of the most hard-working and incorruptible officer.

It also emerges that Kagezi was one of the leading attorneys in the trial of suspects accused of masterminding the bombings at Kyadondo and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kampala in 2010.

The trial was expected to resume on Tuesday after being adjourned last Friday.

7:30pm: Reports coming in indicate that Joan Kagezi, sildenafil a lawyer with the Directorate of Public Prosecution has been murdered by unknown gunmen in Kiwatule, pills a Kampala suburb.

Kagezi was shot dead at around 7:15 PM at Kiwatule near the Northern Bypass Fly over.

Eyewitnesses say the killers, believed to have tracked her down from town, shot her twice in the head, before speeding off on a numberless motorcycle.

Our Reporter Pat Larubi says one of the police officers at the murder scene identified only as Kamugisha refused to comment on the incident saying that time was not rife to open up to the media.

The murder scene

The murder scene where Kagezi was shot in front of her kids

The lawyer was traveling in her Ford Double Cabin Reg Number UG 0585J with her son and daughter. These two escaped unhurt and have been taken away by police.

“The woman had just packed the car next to Vice Pharmaceuticals to buy fruits and as she was returning to  the car, the killers approached from the side of Ntinda before shooting her and speeding off to the direction of Najjera,” said one of the eye witnesses.

The murder scene remained clogged, blocking traffic to and from nearby Ntinda town. Her body has been rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital.
Shocked and heartbroken, website like this Ugandans have Monday taken to social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to mourn the death of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, purchase Joan Kagezi, web with fellow lawyers describing the deceased as “extremely brilliant,” “brutally honest” and “committed servant of justice.”

Kagezi was today trailed by armed gunmen up to Kiwatule trading centre in Kampala before shooting her in the head.

Edgar Tabaro, a prominent lawyer, told ChimpReports in an exclusive interview tonight that Kagezi was a “brilliant prosecutor,” adding, “no doubt she was set to be a judge.”

Tabaro said Kagezi was “highly qualified” and that she rose to the position of Deputy DPP on merit.

“By the fact that she was entrusted to handle this terrorism trial, it showed the confidence they had in her.”

Another lawyer, David Mpanga, Tweeted: “Joan Kagezi was a Prosecutor not a judge. It is a tragedy that she should be killed for doing her job.”

Kiwatule residents whom this website talked to said they were still struggling to absorb the agony and shock triggered by today’s shooting.

“This was the worst incident in our lives. We took cover as soon as we heard the shooting. It was a deliberate murder because she was the only person targeted,” said J Katusiime, a fruit seller at the Kiwatule market who witnessed the murder.

Police deployed heavily in Kiwatule after Kagezi's murder (Photos: Pat Larubi/Chimpreports)

Police deployed heavily in Kiwatule after Kagezi’s murder (Photos: Pat Larubi/Chimpreports)

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said police have deepened investigations into the incident.

“We are now at the scene with the IGP (Gen Kale Kayihura). We will issue a statement as soon as possible when we have all the facts that we need,” he told ChimpReports by telephone.

He said at the moment Police could not confirm the cause of murder that has rocked the nation.

Lawyer Tabaro said an in-depth investigation is needed to investigate “where do all the street kids go after childhood? Don’t they engage in criminal activities?”

Kagezi was one of the state’s senior attorneys prosecuting terrorism suspects in the Kyadondo and Ethiopian Village restaurant bombings of 2010.

The case was expected to resume on Tuesday.

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