Kagezi killing: Shs10m put on suspect’s head

A facial composite of the male suspect police issued yesterday.
source/Uganda police

KAMPALA. Police have put up a Shs10 million bounty for anyone with information that would lead to the arrest of a suspected killer of Senior State Attorney, Joan Kagezi.
Kagezi, a prosecutor in the July 2010 terror attack case, was shot dead by an unidentified man on March 30 in Kiwatule, a Kampala city suburb, as she drove home.
The shooter and his accomplice sped off on a boda boda (motorcycle). Eyewitnesses told police that the suspected shooter was a brown, slender man.

Mr Fred Enanga, the police spokesman, said police are appealing to anyone who might have information leading to the arrest of the suspect to contact the Force on telephone numbers 0718-300753, 0715-411674, 0713-881764, 0712-667705 and 0715-986956.”
Meanwhile, detectives spent yesterday interrogating over a dozen suspects, including a former inmate of the US Guantánamo Bay detention facility where terror suspects are held, Jamal Kiyemba, as more arrests over the Kagezi killing continued.
Kiyemba, who was arrested in Pakistan in 2002 attempting to join the extremist Muslim group, Taliban to fight US troops in Afghanistan, has been in and out of Uganda police custody since he was released in 2006.
Although US officials were involved in the arrest of Kiyemba and three of his colleagues in Zzana, Kampala, on Tuesday, police could not comment on whether they participated in the interrogation.
Mr Enanga, declined to comment on whether US officials were allowed to interrogate the suspects.
Mr Dan Travis, the public affairs officer at the US Embassy, confirmed US participation in the arrest of Kiyemba.
It is still not clear whether police are treating the Kagezi incident as a terrorist attack or a homicide.