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Investigators at the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence DCI at Nalufenya in Jinja have completed investigations into the March 31st, 2015 killing of former prosecutor Joan Kagezi.

Investigators at the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence (DCI) at Nalufenya in Jinja have completed investigations into the March 31st, 2015 killing of former prosecutor Joan Kagezi.
 
The file was handed over last week to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for perusal of the evidence available and charges to be preferred.
 
The revelation was made by police spokesperson Fred Enanga. Enanga says the investigators got a break through following interrogation of 18 suspects.
 
Enanga says some of the suspects confessed to their role in the killing of Kagezi. "Currently we have 12 suspects who we suspect are responsible for the murder of the late Kagezi," Enanga says.
 
Some of the suspects are held at Nalufenye detention centre. They include the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Jamil Mukulu and his right hand men; Omar Abdullah Mukuta and Mohammed Matovu Ssebataka.
 
The three were arrested in Tanzania and extradited to Uganda to face terrorism, murder and treason charges.
 
Enanga declined to reveal the identity of the other suspects who have been in detention for more than five months. Enanga says, "It is only the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura that can give further details into the murder file."
 
Joan Kagezi was shot dead on March 31, 2015 in the Kampala suburb of Kiwatule. She was shot by people traveling on a motorcycle. She was driving home after work with her children in her official vehicle, a white double cabin pick up UG 058J.
 
Witnesses say her killers were riding a red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle.
 
During the scene of crime inspection, police was able to recover 2 cartridges.

At the time of her death, Kagezi was the lead prosecutor in the trial of suspects linked to the July 2010 suicide bombings at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds and the Ethiopian Restaurant in Kampala.

 

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