In a significant development, President Museveni revealed that security agencies had apprehended four individuals believed to be connected to the long-unsolved murder of Joan Kagezi, the former Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions.
Kagezi was tragically assassinated on March 30, 2015, in Najjera, a suburb in Kira Town Council, Wakiso District, by unidentified assailants who fled on a boda boda (motorcycle taxi).
Museveni, in a recent announcement on his social media platform, disclosed the names of the four suspects: John Kibuuka, John Masajjage, Dan Kissekka, and Abdalla Nasur.
This revelation marks a significant breakthrough in the case that had remained unresolved for eight years.
The late Joan Kagezi was prosecuting a high-profile terrorism case involving suspects in the 2010 Kampala twin bombing at the time of her murder.
Though numerous arrests were made initially, no evidence linked any of the suspects to the crime, and the case had seemingly reached a dead end.
Describing this development as a “major breakthrough,” Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo announced that charges of terrorism and murder have been sanctioned against the newly apprehended suspects.
They are expected to face trial in court this week, breathing new hope into a case that had confounded investigators for years.
President Museveni commended the efforts of the security forces, specifically the Internal Security Organization (ISO) and the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) of the Uganda Police Force, for their role in the arrests.
He expressed relief after eight years of searching for the suspects and pledged that they would soon appear in court to face justice.
This long-awaited progress demonstrates the commitment of the Office of the DPP to ensuring that those suspected of involvement in crime are prosecuted for the sake of justice and a safer society.