Crime & Investigation

PICTURES: Kagezi’s Body Brought Home

Kagezi's body arrives at her house

Parliament has recommended the sacking of the NSSF board chairman Ivan Kyayonka, viagra for his hand in pushing NSSF to buy IPO shares from power distributors UMEME without the clearance of the solicitor general.

This follows a report by the select committee that investigated the mismanagement of NSSF, thumb allegations of corruption and nepotism.

The house also adopted a recommendation by the committee to also reprimand Ivan Kyayonka and Geraldine Ssali the NSSF deputy managing director, for their dubious action in acquiring the shares from UMEME.

The committee was formulated in July last year to investigate the claims, following a motion moved by Aruu county MP Hon Odonga Otto.

Before commencement of general debate on the report, the Minister of State for Finance Jachan Omach informed the House that some recommendations in the report were matters before the court of law and would amount to subjudice if debated by Members.

The House guided by the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah thus agreed that the three areas about recruitment of top managers, allegations of nepotism and irregular dismissal of staff would not be subject to debate.

Parliament also called for the punishment of the managing director of NSSF for avoiding the advice of the solicitor general on the purchase of shares from UMEME.

The house also adopted the committee recommendation to reprimand the management and the board of capital markets authority for misleading the NSSF board into buying shares from UMEME.

NSSF Chairman Ivan Kyayonka however faulted the Committee saying that the basis for its recommendations is far-fetched and contradictory.

“Despite the fact that most if not all the allegations had been duly investigated by the IGG and found to hold no water and despite the fact that NSSF duly cooperated and provided the legislators with enough evidence to prove our innocence, we are dismayed by the sweeping recommendations made by the committee,” Said Kyayonka.

“For example, the report holds us culpable for violating Article 119(5) of the Constitution which requires that all contracts and agreements be approved by the Solicitor General. This is after receiving written evidence from the Solicitor General that explicitly says, “NSSF’s intended purchase of shares is not a contract or a document creating any legal relationship to necessitate clearance in accordance with Article.”

However Mr Charles Bukuwa, Parliament’s Senior Information officer insisted today that Parliament was only carrying out its constitutional mandate.

“It is, therefore, perturbing that Mr Kyayonka comes out and tries to punch holes in the committee report whose recommendations are yet to be adopted by Parliament.”

Heavily-armed Counter terrorism operatives and experienced detectives have been dispatched from Kampala to Luwero District after unknown gunmen raided a police post before shooting dead a police officer.

The latest development will shock the nation which is struggling to come to terms with the brutal killing of State Prosecutor, doctor Joan Kagezi in Kiwatule, Kampala.

Savannah Region Police Spokesperson, Lamech Kigozi, told ChimpReports on Wednesday morning that at around 4:00 am today, “thugs attacked Kasana police post in Luwero district before killing a police officer on duty and injuring another.”

He said the thugs escaped immediately after the shooting and that police are yet to hold suspects in the attack.

“At least three police officers were on guard that night when attackers asked them to hand them keys to the armoury,” said Kigozi.

“Our officers refused, sparking off a physical fight during which one of our cops was shot dead.”

In June last year, armed men attacked Mubende Police station but were repulsed before laying their hands on the armoury.

Kigozi today said, “Our officers were taken by surprise and the attackers also were armed.”

He added: “They came in and started shooting and by the time they called in back up, the thugs had fled, but we shall get them.”

Kigozi adds that “the officers were too brave and never gave up protecting the arms which the assailants had come to rob.”

The incident also comes against the backdrop of the killing of three men by gunmen in Lungujja on Sunday night and a mobile money agent in Bunamwaya on Monday.

Unknown gunmen have in recent months targeted police stations before walking away with guns and rounds of ammunition.

Police suspect that rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) could be the mastermind behind the spate of murders in the country.

In 2012, gunmen raided a police post Nakifuma before killing a cop in another onslaught on Kasese police station.

As part of the review of Police operations and processes, IGP Gen Kayihura in 2012 restructured the Crime Intelligence Division of CID and created a versatile Crime Intelligence Squad, known as Fling Squad to complement the work of the Crime Investigation Division, in tracking down violent criminals in the country.

Members of this squad are deployed to work in the Regions, and the Districts, down to the Station Level, under the command of the Regional and District Police Commanders, to provide the vital Intelligence component to crime investigations.
The body of Ag. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, pill Joan Kagezi has finally arrived at her home in Kiwatule amidst heightened security.

Kagezi was shot dead on Monday evening by two unidentified men who were riding on a motorcycle, mind when she stopped to purchase fruits.


Her body was brought home from Mulago Hospital by Police and Uganda Funeral Services.

As was the case yesterday, about it journalists have been barred by police from entering the deceased’s house.

There was a mild scuffle at the gate but the officers stood their ground that no reporter would be allowed inside the house.

Police blocked reporters from entering the gate

Police blocked reporters from entering the gate

The murder of Mrs Kagezi who was prosecuting the terror suspects of the 2010 Kampala bombing by the Alshabaab, has since raised questions about security of prosecutors, judges and witnesses in such sensitive cases.

A number of calls have already come up to have the judicially budget increased to have their security enhanced.


Police is still stitching clues to the murderers and according to IGP Gen Kale Kayihura, police will soon produce a sketch image of the shooter, as described by eyewitnesses.

Kagezi’s body will this evening be viewed at her home before proceeding for prayers at St Luke’s Church in Ntinda tomorrow and will later be buried  in Buloba along Kampala Mityana road.



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