Chibita while addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre today said police had followed a wrong track in the investigations thus giving the criminals space to cover their tracks.
The director of Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), Grace Akullo, who, by coincidence was driving some distance behind Kagezi, was the first police officer on the scene. She coordinated the evacuation of the deceased to Mulago hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Three children who were with her were unhurt.
Immediately after her death, a team of police officers led by the then inspector general of police Kale Kayihura arrested more than 50 suspects who were later released after the DPP advised that there was no evidence linking them to the crime scene.
Chibita says it is this following of the wrong track in the investigations that messed up the case - since the right tracks have since gone cold and covered.
Chibita revealed that there are still leads that can help trace the people behind the assassination like telephone call records, bullets and fingerprints all recovered from the scene of crime. With all the available leads, the DPP says the current lack of forensic investigators in the police force has made all the leads useless.
On Friday, the DPP's office will hold a memorial lecture for Kagezi at Hotel Africana under the theme, "Combating International and Transnational Organised Crime; lessons learnt and best practices." The main speaker will be the United Kingdom chief crown prosecutor Grace Onoruna.
At the time of her death, Kagezi was in charge of the International Crimes Division handling international crimes such as terrorism, war crimes, and human trafficking.