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Minister Muruli assures judicial officers of tight security

By Melanie Aanyu,

The acting Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Muruli Mukasa has assured judicial officers of tight security following an attempted bomb attack on the Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija over the weekend.

Mukasa made the remarks while officiating at the national symposium for prosecutors organised by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions at Imperial Royale Hotel under the theme: “Human and Wildlife Security for Sustainable Development.”

Zeija survived unharmed in what appears to be a targeted attack after an explosive device went off under his car deflating the vehicle’s tyres and bring it to a halt. The incident happened at about 7.00 PM on the evening of April 23.

Mukasa has assured the judicial officer and the public that the investigation into the incident are still ongoing, adding that a lot of effort has been made to provide physical security to these people.

Mukasa noted that the government is going to tighten the security of the judicial officer, condemning such acts of unlawfulness which he said was an act of cowardice.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Jane Frances Abodo, expressed the need to beef up their security because they are living in fear, adding that the nature of their work exposes them to criminals who look at them as a threat hence putting their lives in danger.