Justice Mulenga's Body To Lay In State

more about geneva; font-size: small;”>In a condolence message to the bereaved family of Justice Joseph Mulenga (RIP), approved government says Mulenga will be dearly missed, website “not only in Uganda where he had an illustrious career but the whole African legal fraternity where his amazing contribution has been felt.”

“Justice Mulenga was a true patriot who served Uganda in various capacitates rising to the position of Attorney General and Supreme Court Judge respectively,” said government publicist Mary Karooro Okurut in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon.

“Mulenga executed his duties with a sharp legal mind that made him an inspiration to young lawyers who always looked for him for mentorship,” she said.

Hon Justice Mulenga passed away yesterday afternoon at Nakasero Hospital, Kampala where he was being treated for cancer-related complications.

“In all these ranks, he served his country with distinction and has left a huge legacy in the Judiciary fraternity,” said Karooro.

“Once again, Government wishes to assure the family of Justice Joseph Mulenga that we are with them at this trying moment. May the good lord rest his soul in eternal peace,” Karooro noted.

She further stated that Mulenga would be accorded an official burial.

His body will lay in State at Parliament at 2pm on Friday.

In a related development, the Uganda Law Society expressed “great sadness” following the untimely death of our Past President and Judge of the African Court of People and Human Rights.”

A funeral service will be held on Saturday 1st September at Our Lady of Africa- Mbuya after which he will be transported to Kisoro for burial to be held on Monday September 3.

Currently a vigil is being held at his home in Ntinda.

Mulenga, credited as a staunch defender of press freedom in the country, served in the judiciary for 47 years.


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