Crime & Investigation

Kagezi Murder: Gen Kayihura Camps in Kiwatule

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has intensified the investigation into the murder of Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, case Joan Kagezi, approved Chimp Corps report.

Since Kagezi’s killing on March 30 by gunmen in Kiwatule Kampala, Gen Kayihura has visited the area almost on a daily basis to weave a tight security net to deal with the increased cases of criminality.

On Thursday, Kayihura visited Najjera police station where he briefed senior police officers on expediting the implementation of “crime prevention system” stretching from Kiwatule through Najjera to Kasangati.

Kayihura said, “Instead of being reactive, let’s allocate more resources and time to crime prevention. Talk to wanainchi. What new things have they seen? Which new people are coming into the area?”

The Police boss said if there was a crime prevention chain in Kiwatule, “Kagezi’s killers who sped off on a boda boda, would have been identified.”

He noted: “These people used a motorcycle whose number plate was not spotted by the public. Your people in this area are not security conscious. Someone shoots and runs from Kiwatule through Najjera and no one cares to intercept them or identify them?”

Kayihura also urged police to intensify patrols and put crime preventers in all alleys in the area.

“If you want to stop crime, you must work with the people because you are not everywhere. Talk to them. Listen to them. Don’t just walk through the streets carrying guns. Security is the people,” he advised as area police commanders kept saluting him.


He said there is need for intelligence desks at all the police stations to allow people inform police about criminals in their respective places of abode.

Kagezi’s murder shook the nation, with the army, police and intelligence organs joining the hunt for the suspects.

Over 15 suspects have so far been held in the Kagezi shooting probe

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