Crime & Investigation

Ntagali Condemns New Wave of Murders

Archbishop Ntagali says perpetrators of murders should be held accountable for their actions (Photo: Micheal Nteza/ChimpReports

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, see buy Owino made the remarks on Thursday afternoon during the requiem service for the slain 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, store 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, discount police boss Kale Kayihura, 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.





The Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has condemned the increased murder cases in the country, thumb the latest being the shooting of State Prosecutor Joan Kagezi on Monday evening in Kiwatule, drug Kampala.

“Christianity abhors such evil acts. They are ungodly and unjustifiable. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to book, case ” said Ntagali in his Easter message on Thursday evening.

Three men were gunned down in Lubaga on Monday morning while a mobile money agent was shot in Bunamwaya by unknown strangers as she returned home from her workplace in Kisenyi, Kampala.

A police officer was also killed when assailants raided a police post in Luweero district this week.

“God created all of us equally, life is God given and therefore no body has the mandate to kill others,” said Ntagali.

“We pray that those who are killing others repent and return back to the almighty because nobody is going to live forever.”

He added that there is a need for all Ugandans to have respect for human life.

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura has since vowed to hunt down perpetrators of murders in the country.

“The murder of Joan Kagezi should only serve to increase our resolve to hunt down and bring to justice all those elements bent on disturbing the security and development of our country,” said Kayihura.


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