A single of the 11 Justices of the Supreme Court docket of Uganda, Justice Ruby Aweri Opio has handed away at Mulago Healthcare facility in Kampala aged 69 following suffering a stroke which afflicted his mind, in accordance to the Judge’s son .
Justice Ruby Aweri Opio has been indisposed at the hospital because November following he reportedly all of a sudden lost his consciousness although at his household.
His loss of life was declared by the Main Justice of Uganda, and also head of the Supreme Court, Justice Owiny-Dollo on Wednesday afternoon.
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“The Judiciary spouse and children is saddened with the passing of Justice Opio Aweri as he has been explained by numerous as a wonderful towering legal intellect who served the bench with boundless dedication, utmost humility, and determination for almost four decades. No doubt that the nation at large will overlook his noble service” the Main Justice stated.
Born 1953 in Dokolo district, Justice Ruby Aweri Opio reportedly begun out as a authorized assistant in 1982 in the eastern Uganda district of Soroti and a yr later on he was appointed Justice of the peace Grade A single.
In 1998, Justice Ruby Aweri Opio was elevated to the position of Significant Court Choose, according to the Main Justice. And in 2013, he was moved to the Court docket of Attractiveness and in 2015 he was promoted to Uganda’s optimum Court docket, the Supreme Courtroom of Uganda.
At the time of his loss of life, Justice Ruby Aweri Opio was serving as the Chief Inspector of Courts in Uganda, a position he assumed in 2017.
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“Our prayer is for the almighty God to comfort and ease the family members at this kind of a second of grief. A thorough funeral programme shall be communicated later.” Chief Justice Owiny-Dollo reported.
Mr. George Obong, a son of the Decide, said Justice Ruby Aweri Opio endured a stroke which afflicted his brain and hence could be the bring about of his dying.
“ In accordance to a report from the medical doctors, the Mzee (Justice Ruby) is alive but in significant affliction mainly because of the effect of the stroke which influenced the brain.” Mr Obong reportedly explained to the New Vision Newspaper on Monday, 5th December.
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