The acting deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Kagezi who was gunned down Monday evening cried out for help, asking good Samaritans to help catch her killers moments before she breathed her last, it has emerged.
Joan who was sprayed with bullets on her way home in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb as she made a stop over to buy fruits, asked those who could to go after the assailants.
“There they are, cant someone chase and at least knock them with a vehicle,” Joan desperately cried as her killers who were said to be riding a motorcycle sped off after shooting her.
However, the sound of the two gunshots filled those around with fear and they could not do anything.
At the time of the tragic incident, Joan was in the vehicle registration number UG 0586J with two ladies who are believed to be her relatives.
The deceased made a stop over at one of the fruit stalls on her way to Najjera and her killers who it appears knew her every move stopped and carried out their evil plan.
According to eye witnesses, the man who fired the fatal shots was light skinned.
Security operatives who arrived at the scene were overheard saying that even though the main intention of the killers is not yet known, it is highly believed that their intention is to cause frustration among Ugandans and create fear ahead of the 2016 general elections.
No one has been arrested but the Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura who visited the scene moments of after the shooting ordered that witnesses make statements which will help in the investigations and promised to bring the culprits to book.
Meanwhile, members of the public at the scene were overheard asking why a person of the level of Deputy DPP and a senior Principal State Attorney failed to have bodyguards despite the sensitive case she was handling. They added that police’s VIPPU, the unit that protects VIPs would have given her some officers for her protection.