Ugandan today prayed for the soul of the late prosecutor, Joan Kagezi, to rest in eternal peace.
The requiem mass took place at St Luke Church in Ntinda.
Present were; the DPP, judges, lawyers, ministers, police and other dignitaries.
Cornelius Sabiiti, the Executive Director Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) narrated how she studied with Kagezi at Mt St Mary’s Namagunga from S.1 to law school and even shared residence at Mary Stuart hall at Makerere University.
She said the deceased was “very generous and playful”.
One of the brothers’ in-law, Robert Kanungu said: “Joan was humble and resilient”.
Speaking at the requiem mass, Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Kahinda Otafiire, said “if we don’t get the killers here, we shall get them in the next world”.
“Assassins are cowards, we will come for these ones like a kiln of bricks,” he emphasized.
Speaker after speaker to the podium and eulogised the deceased.
Among those present were; Uganda Revenue Authority boss, Doris Akol, IGG Irene Mulyagonja, Otafiire, DPP Mike Chibita, Security Minister, Karooro Okurut, Kenya’s Chief Prosecutor Duncan Ondim, Gen Kale Kayihura, VP Edward Ssekandi, Justices Benjamin Odoki, Remmy Kasule, Lydia Mugambe and Alfonso Owinyi Dollo, Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID) boss, Grace Akullo, among others.
According to Daily Monitor, President Yoweri Museveni in a message read at the service pledged to pay school fees for all Kagezi’s school going children until they are “tired” of studying.
After the mass, her remains were taken to Bukasa in Buloba on Mityana Road for burial.
Kagezi was gunned down in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb on Monday night as she drove home with her children.