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Principal Judge Zeija narrowly survives assassination

Uganda’s third highest ranking judicial officer, Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija has escaped an assassination attempt, according to the judiciary.

Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija survived a gun attack along the Kampala-Masaka highway.

In a statement dated Sunday April 24, 2022, Jamson Karemani, the judiciary Public Relations Officer said that gunmen shot at the principle judge’s convoy on Saturday evening, at around 7:00pm however, thankfully, the Principal Judge and his entire team escaped unhurt from the incident.

The judiciary’s mouthpiece said that they condemn in the strongest terms, what he called “barbaric conduct,” whose intensions are only known to those who engage in such acts of unlawfulness and promised that the perpetrators shall at an appropriate time be brought to book.

Karemani said that judicatory is still committed to execute its constitutional mandate of adjudication and administrating justice.

Dr Flavian Zeija is the third-highest ranking judicial officer in the country.