Joan Kagezi Murder: Bullet Cartridges Matching Those In Sheikh Shootings Top story

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Joan Kagezi, the lead prosecutor in the trial of suspects of the July 2010 twin bombing in Kampala was shot dead by two men riding a motocycle on Monday evening in Kiwatule. She was due to present the main state witness in the trial of suspects in the bombings of the Ethiopian Village Restaurant and Kyadondo Rugby Club in which 79 people died.

Police investigators in the Joan Kagezi murder say bullet cartridges recovered at the spot where she was shot are similar to those used in the recent murder of Muslim clerics.

Police has linked the murder of Muslim leaders to the activities of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) around the country. ADF is consider a terrorist organisation.

A meeting by the Joint operations Committee was last evening briefed by detectives investigating the murder of Joan Kagezi. A source close to the meeting told Uganda Radio Network that preliminary ballistics examinations show that the marks on the bullet cartridges left by the killers are similar in the different murders under investigations.

The joint operations committee is chaired by the Director of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorate (CIID) Grace Akullo. Other agencies represented are the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Special Forces Command (SFC).

When asked for comment, police spokesperson Fred Enanga could neither deny nor confirm the observation. He says conclusive position will be taken after a full ballistic report has been presented.

Joan Kagezi, the lead prosecutor in the trial of suspects of the July 2010 twin bombing in Kampala was shot dead by two men riding a motocycle on Monday evening in Kiwatule. She was due to present the main state witness in the trial of suspects in the bombings of the Ethiopian Village Restaurant and Kyadondo Rugby Club in which 79 people died.

Police is following up on the similarities of the methods used in the murder of Joan Kagezi and Sheikhs Bahiga and Ssentamu. In all incidents, the killers trailed the victims using motorcycles and shot them at close range.

About 17 suspects are on trial for the murder of the Sheikhs.