By Spy Reporter
The Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeja survived an assassination attempt on Masaka Road, the judiciary has said in a statement.
A judiciary statement released Sunday afternoon indicated that the incident occurred on Saturday evening at about 7:00 pm along the Kampala-Masaka highway when unknown gunmen shot at his convoy.
“The Judiciary has learned with dismay of a gun attack on the Hon. the Principal Judge Dr. Flavian Zeja, that occurred on Saturday evening at about 7:00 pm along the Kampala-Masaka highway, when unknown gunmen shot at his convoy,” Mr. Jamson Karemani, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer said in a statement.
Kamani said the Principal Judge and his entire team escaped unhurt from the incident.
“The Judiciary condemns in the strongest terms such barbaric conduct whose intentions are only known to those who engage in such acts of unlawfulness. This was an act of cowardice and we are confident that the perpetrators shall at an appropriate time be brought to book,” Karemani said.
He implored the public to remain calm as the responsible authorities undertake their investigative role.
Flavian Zeija is a Ugandan lawyer, academic, and judge, on the High Court of Uganda, who doubles as the country’s Principal Judge.
He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Uganda in 2016. He was assigned as the Resident Judge of Mbarara High Court Circuit, the largest circuit in the country. While serving in that capacity, in December 2019, he was appointed to his current assignment.
In Uganda, a Principal Judge is responsible for supervising the justices of the High Court, including the assignment of duties to members of the Court. The Principal Judge is also responsible for supervising the Magistrates Courts below the High Court.
In his capacity as the Principal Judge, Justice Flavian Zeija is the third-highest ranking judicial officer in the country. The top five judicial officers are ranked as follows: 1. the Chief Justice of Uganda 2. the Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda 3. the Principal Judge 4. the Secretary to the Judiciary and 5. the Chief Registrar.