A public lecture in memory of murdered state prosecutor Joan Kagezi is on today at Imperial Royala Hotel, Kampala to honor her contribution to the fight against terrorism.

According the Director for Public Prosecution Mike Chibita, the sessions start at 2pm and the lecture intends to highlight the different forms of terrorism and show the steps taken by the state to combat crime.

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe is expected to be the chief guest, on the theme “Fighting Terrorism and Organized Crime”.

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Mrs Joan Kagezi was the head of War Crimes and Terrorism Department in the DPP’s office. She was in charge of the 2010 twin bomb attacks in Kampala by the terror group Al Shabaab, where about 76 lives perished.

The late John & Joan Kagezi's children give a speech during the funeral service for their mother Joan Kagezi. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa
The late John & Joan Kagezi’s children give a speech during the funeral service for their mother Joan Kagezi. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa

She brutally shot dead last year by unknown assailants as she drove home from collecting her children from school. A funeral service was held for her deceased soul at St Luke Church Ntinda, Kampala before she was put to rest at Bukasa, Temangalo in Wakiso district.