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Lawyers Mourn State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi Murder

Joan Kagezi (L) was murdered on Monday night
Joan Kagezi (L) was murdered on Monday night

    By: Pat Robert Larubi

  • Mar 30,2015
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Shocked and heartbroken, Ugandans have Monday taken to social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to mourn the death of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Kagezi, 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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