Six arrested over slain prosecutor Kagezi

Six people have been arrested in Kyengera, Wakiso district in connection with the killing of senior principal state attorney Joan Kagezi.

Kagezi was on March 30, shot dead in Kiwatule while buying fruits from a vendor in what police said was a planned assassination.

Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, while addressing journalists on Tuesday said police has for some time been monitoring the movements of the six suspects. They had reportedly moved from Kiwatule to Kyengera shortly after Kagezi was shot dead.

“They have been moving from one area to another. At the time of their arrest, they were planning to leave Kyangera to another place,” said Gen Kayihura while addressing journalists on Tuesday morning.

According to Kayihura, the six who include two women and four men are being held for interrogation.

“We first arrested three of the suspects on Easter Monday. The other three were arrested today (April 7),” Mr Kayihura added.

On Tuesday morning, police led by Commissioner in charge of Organized Crime Francis Olungu stormed a house in Kyengera, Wakiso district where three of the suspects were arrested.

Security has been on high alert following the death of Kagezi, a high profile prosecutor and the attacks on Garrisa University in Kenya which left 148, mostly students dead.

At the time of her death, Kagezi was handling high profile cases including the July 2010 terror suspects.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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