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Suspected Kagezi killers netted

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President Museveni has said the suspects behind the killing of former State prosecutor Joan Kigezi have been arrested.

He also said some of the suspected ADF rebels behind the attack on a secondary school in Kasese District and tourists in Queen Elizabeth National Park have been arrested or killed.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 05 November 2023, the President named the suspected killers of Kagezi as Kibuuka John, Masajjage John, Kissekka Dan and Nasur Abdalla.

“Further, good success. The suspects in the killing of Joan Kagezi have, finally, been arrested. They are: Kibuuka John, Masajjage John, Kissekka Dan and Nasur Abdalla. They were riding on two motor-cycles. I congratulate ISO and CID on the good work. They will soon be produced in Court,” he said in a statement that he also posted on his social media page X.

In response, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions confirmed the arrests, saying the four suspects will appear in court this week to be charged with murder.

Kagezi was shot dead on March 30, 2015, in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb on her way home. At the time of her death, she was the lead prosecutor in the case where 15 suspects were being tried for the 2010 bombing by al-Shabaab which claimed more than 70 people in Lugogo and Ethiopian Village in Kabalagala.

Last year, President Yoweri Museveni tasked the attorney general to pursue the alleged killers of former state prosecutor Joan Namazzi Kagezi, who he said were living abroad.

Speaking at the 5th Memorial Lecture of Kagezi in Kampala, Museveni said that her killers are known to government but he is surprised that seven years down the road, they have not been prosecuted anywhere.

On the ADF suspects, the President wrote: “This is to inform you that one of the killers of the tourists and their Ugandan driver, by the name of Njovu, has been arrested while injured. 3 other terrorists have been killed from that group of 10 People who killed the Lhubiriha children, burnt the truck of onions and tried to attack the parked trucks on the Congo- Kasindi side.”

He said the remaining seven are still on the run.

“Njovu was their commander. The Njovu group was attacked by the UPDF marine boat on Lake Edward. They did not fully utilize their success after attacking the boat of terrorists. Otherwise, all the terrorists would have been captured. They delayed in checking the crippled boat until morning when the 7 had escaped. It was their first time to fight on water. They are perfecting their combat drills,” he said.

“I congratulate the Marines and the CMI for the good job, some gaps in the Marines’ performance, notwithstanding,” he added.

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