Family Court judge dies in her sleep

Namajja Irene

Namajja Irene

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The judiciary has announced the death of one of their own, Hon Justice Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe who suddenly died last evening aged 53.

According to the judiciary’s head of communication Solomon Muyita, the now late justice had been unwell for sometime but had commendably recovered and expected to return to work anytime.

Muyita adds that according to the family, on the day of demise (Monday), the late spent greater time in town shopping in preparation for an introduction ceremony for her daughter who just returned from abroad.

On return however, she felt tired and weak and went straight to bed, that was the last time they heard from her. On checking on her, she was none responsive, they rushed her to Malcolm Clinic only for doctors to confirm she had already passed on.

The body has been transferred to Mengo Hospital in Kampala for postmortem and management.

Both the family and her employer will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss the funeral arrangements.

According to some of her available records, Justice Naiga was born on 25th December 1965 and she joined the Judiciary as judge on 23rd April 2014. She has worked as Resident Judge Mbale (2014-15), Judge Land Division (2016) and Family Division (2018).

Prior to her judicial career, she had worked as a legal assistant with Bazire D’bango & Co. Advocates from 1992; Revenue Officer with Uganda Revenue Authority (1997-2007) and served as legal officer at the National Environment Management Authority (2007-2014).

She’s survived by a husband and three children.

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