MR. JOHN BAPTIST ASIIMWE
Deputy DPP - Management Support Services
Mr. John Baptist Asiimwe is the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions – Management Support Services. He heads the Directorate of Management Support Services. He assumed his current position in March 2022.
Before becoming a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, he was a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions. He has been a Public Prosecutor for the last 23 years having joined the office as Pupil State Attorney in 1999.
He has worked in and headed various field offices of the ODPP including Rukungiri, Fort Portal, Kabale, and Mbarara. He also worked at the Head Office and as Regional Officer, Mbarara. He is one of the Prosecutors who started the War Crimes Unit of the ODPP in 2008 which later become the International Crimes Department. He headed the Anti- Terrorism Unit, International Crimes Department, and International Cooperation and Asset Recovery Departments.
Mr. Asiimwe is a seasoned Public Prosecutor who has handled and prosecuted several complex cases of corruption, terrorism and related offences, human trafficking, drug trafficking and other transnational border crimes, murder, aggravated defilement, rape, aggravated robbery among others in various Courts of Judicature in the country. Notably is the 2010 Kampala terror (twin bombings’) case and the re-trial of the Kato Kajubi case in Masaka in 2012.
He is trained in prosecution and investigation of International Crimes, Economic Crimes, Asset Tracing and Recovery, Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism Financing, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Human and Drug Trafficking and other transnational border crimes. He is a Trainer of Trainers in Anti-Money Laundering, Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Terrorism Investigations. He is also trained in Trial Advocacy and Supervisory Skill Development.
He has attended several management courses both within and outside the country and executed various administrative and management assignments. In addition, he has chaired and participated in various policy, planning and management assignments.
In the execution of his duties, he has trained, supervised and mentored several officers within the ODPP.
Mr. Asiimwe holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip. LP) from Law Development Centre, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from Makerere University and several certificates in both professional and management courses from both local and international Institutions. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.