Uganda Government on Monday arraigned in Court four suspects (all men) in connection with a controversial 2015 assassination of former Public Prosecutor Joan Kagezi.
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On the fateful day in the capital Kampala, Prosecutor Kagezi stopped at a fruit stall on her way home and it was at that time that she was shot twice by gunmen on a motorcycle.
Some of her children and possibly other family members were also in the car with Joan at the time of the attack.
Almost a decade later on Monday, November 11,2023, four men identified as; Kibuuka John, Masajjage John, Kisekka Dan and Nasur Abdalla were arraigned before the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court, in Kampala.
A local Television station NTV described the suspects as “Kiseeka Daniel Kiwanuka, a 43-year-old peasant and charcoal burner from Nsanvu village in Kayunga, Kibuuka John, a convict at Kigo Prisons, Musajjage John, also known as Mubiru and a prisoner at Kigo Prison, and Nasur Abdullah Mugonole, a convict at Kitalya Prison.
Terrorism and murder charges were read to them.
In court, Uganda state alleges that the four suspects on March, 30, 2015 at Kiwatule, Nakawa division in Kampala with an aim of influencing government or intimidating the public or a section of the public and for political, religious , social or economic aim, indiscriminately without due regard to the safety of others or property , directly involved themselves or were complicit in the attack and murder of assistant director of Public Prosecutions Joan Kagezi.
Chief Magistrate Erias Kakooza didn’t allow them to take plea since the charges against them are capital in nature and only triable by the High Court.
They quartet was remanded to prison until November, 20, when they will return for mention of their case.
The state was represented by Thomas Jatiko, an assistant DPP and Lilian Omara, a chief state attorney.