By Andrew Irumba
Shock engulfed Makindye Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon after a man collapsed and died amidst the hearing of an assault case involving his wife and the defendant.
The man identified as Ephraim Kizito about 70 years,a resident of , Kansanga in Makindye division in Kampala,was not a litigant in the matter. He had only accompanied his wife,Rosemary Kizito,for the hearing of her case.
The wife was on charges of assault occasion into actual bodily harm vide (MAK/00/CO.
NO.928 of 2019 Uganda versus Rosemary Kizito before HW Robert Okipi, Magistrate GradeII.
She had appeared for the hearing of her case.
Kizito,who sometime back stood surety for his wife,gently sat in a court seat in the chambers of his worship Okipi,awaiting the hearing of the wife’s case when he collapsed on his own and died in the seat.
Court was immediately adjourned and the unfortunate incident was
communicated to theResident Divisional Commissioner Makindye and the
Divisional Police Commander Katwe.
Scene of Crime Officers (SOCOs) were dispatched to the Court to conduct
preliminary investigations on the cause of death.
the police later took the body
to the city mortuary for postmortem,accompanied by the relatives.
“TheJudiciaryawaitstoconfirmthecauseof Kizito’s death from the postmortem and police Investigations Reports,” saidvthe Chief Registrar, Ms.Esta Nambayo.