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PHOTOS: Museveni Visits Kagezi’s Family

The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated to the Ministry of Health 52 motorcycles to strengthen surveillance in districts, medications website like this a motor vehicle in support of gender and human rights program and equipment to be used in the Emergence Operations Centre to monitor diseases of epidemic potential.

Dr. Ellioda Tumwesigye, approved Minister of Health who received the items, thanked WHO for supporting the country’s efforts on immunisable diseases through the Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) regional supervision teams.

Dr Tumwesigye noted that the motorcycles would boost the movement of district health officials to remote areas as they carry out surveillance work.

He emphasized the government’s heightened commitment and determination to ensure prevention, preparedness and appropriate response to disease epidemics.

Handing over the equipment the WHO Country Representative, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, said the equipment is a “modest contribution from WHO to support the District Health Officers and strengthen their capacity” to move in different areas of their districts. Dr Alemu highlighted the impressive performance of Africa in polio eradication noting that “for the last eight months, Africa has not reported any wild polio cases.”

Dr. Alemu further underscored WHO’s commitment to supporting reproductive health improvement and Ebola preparedness alluding to the vehicle and equipment donated for those purposes, respectively.

The Commissioner National Disease Control in the Ministry of Health Dr. Alex Opio, stressed the importance of disease surveillance as well as the importance of data collection from different districts, which will be eased by the donated motorcycles.

He thanked WHO for the contribution and promised proper use of the equipment.


Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) is responsible for ensuring that all the eligible children and women in the reproductive age group are immunized according to the Ugandan schedule. Uganda’s target just like the rest of the world is to eradicate polio by 2018.

To meet the above requirement, supervision teams have been set up throughout the country to ensure effective supervision in all districts. WHO supports this process through provision of technical assistance and advice.

The donated motorcycles, vehicle and equipment will boost this support further.
Ntinda-based St. Luke Church lay leader Rev. Canon Michael Owino has lashed at government  for failure to play its role of giving security to people.

Rev. Owino made the remarks on Thursday afternoon during the requiem service for prosecutor and Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Monday evening as she returned home at Kiwatule.

“You should learn a lesson from this incident. You very well knew that she was handling high profile and sensitive cases, buy information pills how come she had no security?” Rev. Canon Owino fumed on Thursday.

The man of God demanded an explanation from the concerned authorities present at the function including the Vice President Edward Ssekandi, store police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, ailment DPP Mike Chibita,Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and other officials from the judiciary.

“I have seen you provide security to people society has no problem with but why did you neglect her yet the kind of job she was doing created many enemies for her. That’s being unfair.”

The man of God however decried what he termed as “violent hearts” by many Ugandans, noting that the country has been characterized by bloodshed since the 1960s which state of affairs he said needs to change.

“I will not hide this even if people from other countries are here. Ugandans are peaceful people on their faces but deep in their hearts is violence. That is wrong; we should love our neighbors  and live harmoniously,” Rev. Canon Owino urged.

Meanwhile, the Uganda Law Society has put a bounty on whoever gives information to police that would lead to arrest of the assailants who murdered Kagezi.

Speaking at the requiem service on Thursday, Uganda Law Society President Truth Ssebatindira said the deceased had handled dangerous cases but had succeeded which she said touched lives of many people adding that her killers must be brought to book and answer for their deeds.

“We have offered a reward to whoever gives information to police that leads to arrest of the killers,”Ssebatindira said.

The former Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Namazzi Kagezi, was on Thursday evening laid to rest in Buloba,  along Mityana Road.
President Museveni has Friday paid a visit to the family of slain prosecutor, diagnosis Joan Kagezi, Chimp Corps exclusively report.

The meeting lasted about 30 minutes. He would later tell a gathering outside Kagezi’s residence that the deceased was “hardworking” and “resilient” woman.

He further promised to return to the area to guide the residents on economic empowerment to get rid off poverty.

“Prosperity is our main pre-occupation. I will soon return for a discussion on improving our standards of living,” he said before wishing the crowds a Happy Easter.

In a convoy of over 20 cars, Museveni was at exactly 1:03pm chauffeured to the storied house in Kiwatule, Kampala, just a short distance from where the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, was slain by armed men on Monday night.

Special Forces Command spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi described the president’s visit as “private.”

It is understood Museveni comforted the family of the deceased whom many described as a heroine and who died in the line of duty.

A traffic officer directs Museveni's convoy to the late Kagezi's residence
A traffic officer directs Museveni’s convoy to the late Kagezi’s residence

A memorial service in honour of Kagezi was held at St Luke Church in Ntinda on Thursday amid tears and grief.

She was later laid to rest in Buloba along Kampala-Mityana road.

Police are yet to hold suspects in the killing.

Museveni arrived at Kagezi's home under heavy security by the Special Forces
Museveni arrived at Kagezi’s home under heavy security by the Special Forces
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