Kagezi ‘assassin’ arrested in Kasese town




A man suspected to have assassinated Joan Kagezi, a senior state prosecutor, has been arrested in Kasese district.

Police spokesman, Fred Enanga, says the suspect was arrested Wednesday morning at Kiteso- Kamaiba stage in Kasese town.

After the murder of Kagezi in March 2015, the suspect allegedly fled to Kasese where he has been hiding under the disguise of a boda boda rider.

Police says he could be linked to ADF rebels and Al Shabaab insurgents who are known for killing Muslims and terrorising the region, respectively.

Ms Kagezi was reportedly shot by two assailants who had been trailing her on a boda boda motorcycle back in March.

According to preliminary investigations, Ms Kagezi was shot dead at around 7:00 at Najjera while driving the judiciary car back to her home.

Ms Kagezi was then prosecuting a high profile case involving the July 2010 Kampala bomb suspects.

In April, police sent a team of detectives to Bugiri and Mayuge in Eastern Uganda as part of continuing operations to search for the assailants of the former Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Kagezi.

Grace Akullo, the Director Criminal Investigation and Intelligence (CIID) said they are following various leads all over.

At the beginning of the investigation, detectives revealed that the marking on the cartridges recovered at the scene of crime, resembled those on the cartridges recovered at the scene of Sheikh Dactoor Abdul Qadir Muwaya shooting.

Muwaya, a Shia Muslim cleric was shot by gunmen on December 25th, 2014 at his home in Buyemba village in Bukatube Sub County Mayuge district.

Police has since arrested more than 20 people in connection to the killing.

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