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Lady Justice Jessica Naiga dies aged 53

By Carol Kasujja

Added 26th June 2018 03:04 PM

She had just returned from town shopping in preparation for her daughter’s introduction which was supposed to happen this weekend.

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She had just returned from town shopping in preparation for her daughter’s introduction which was supposed to happen this weekend.

DEATH

KAMPALA - Lady Justice Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe of the Family Division of the High Court has died at the age of 53.

“The judge spent the best part of Monday in town shopping in preparation for her daughter’s introduction, which was supposed to happen this weekend," said Solomon Muyita, the Judiciary communications officer.

"She returned and happily displayed the items they had bought to her husband. She, however, mentioned that she felt weak and tired, asked for a cup of tea and later proceeded to bed.

"When they checked on her at 8:00pm, she was not well. She was rushed to Malcom Clinic, where she was pronounced dead," Muyita added.

Naiga had 26 years of legal practice and her legacy will live on in the minds of her family and legal fraternity.

Her body was taken to Mengo Hospital for a postmortem examination.

Tributes continue to flow for the fallen judge.

“I send my prayers to her family and friends. May her soul rest in eternal peace,” Justine Kasule Lumumba, the NRM secretary general, posted on Twitter.

“Our condolences go to the family of the late Justice Jessica Naiga and The Judiciary. It is so sad. RIP Justice Naiga,” read a message from Ugandan lawyers.

There will be a requiem mass tomorrow at Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala at 10:00am, then at 2:00pm there will be a special event to pay tribute and respect to the late judge at the High court Kampala for all Judicial officers.
 
Burial will take place at Katukuru village in Mbarara District on Friday June 29, 2018 starting at 12;00pm with mass at Katukuru Church.

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