Uganda’s security agencies have made a major breakthrough in investigating the murder of State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi, President Yoweri Museveni has revealed.
Kagezi was brutally murdered by gunmen on March 15, 2015, in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb, as she made a stopover to buy raw food with her children in a car.
The killers assassins sprayed bullets at Kagezi, killing her instantly.
Security agencies, including the police, Internal Security Agencies (ISO), CMI, and ESO, among others, had been grappling with investigations to bring the real killers to justice.
On Saturday afternoon, Museveni broke news through his social media page (formerly Twitter) about the arrest of five men who are behind the brutal murder.
Below is Museveni’s statement;
“Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazzukulu.
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. Three other terrorists have been killed by that group of 10 people who killed the Lhubiriha children, burned the truck of onions, and tried to attack the parked trucks on the Congo-Kasindi side.
The remaining seven are still on the run, but we shall get them. 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 checking the crippled boat until morning when the seven had escaped. It was their first time fighting on water. They are perfecting their combat drills.
I congratulate the Marines and the CMI for their good job, some gaps in the Marines’ performance notwithstanding.
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 motorcycles.
I congratulate ISO and CID on their good work. They will soon be produced in court.”