Deceased Lady Justice Naiga to be accorded official burial

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The judiciary is set to accord an official burial to the late lady Justice Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe who died on Monday night.

Justice Naiga of the Family Division of the High Court in Kampala breathed has last on Monday night in her sleep after reportedly returning home feeling tired and weak.

However, according to the judiciary communications officer, Solomon Muyita, after meeting with the family, the judiciary has agreed to hold an official burial ceremony to the deceased officer of the court.

“At the meeting attended by Lady Justices Linda Tumusiime, Ketra Katunguka, Olive Kazaarwe and other Judiciary administrators, the Judiciary announced that the late Judge will be accorded an official burial ceremony at her ancestral home in Katukuru, Mbarara,”Muyita said in a statement released on Tuesday evening.

Family Court judge dies in her sleep

Extra-ordinary session
According to Muyita, the judiciary will also hold an extra-ordinary session at its headquarters in Kampala to pay tribute and last respect to the fallen member of the fraternity.

He added that the judiciary will take charge of the entire burial ceremony for the late judge of the High Court.

Burial arrangements
According to the program released by the judiciary, there will be a requiem mass for the deceased at Rubaga cathedral and later an extra-ordinary session at the High Court in Kampala on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the body of the late lady justice Jessica Naiga will be taken to her village home at Katukuru in Mbarara district for a mass and overnight vigil.

The body of the deceased judge of the High Court will be laid to rest on Friday.

Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelors degree in law before joining Law Development Centre where she attained a post graduate diploma in legal practice.
She also served as legal officer at National Environment Management Authority from 2007 up to 2014 when she was appointed a judge of the High Court.

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