Sources in the judiciary indicate that Justice Katureebe left the country on Monday around 2:30pm aboard Fly Emirates.
Chief Justice of Uganda, Bart Katureebe.
The Chief Justice, Bart
Katureebe has flown to South Africa for cataract surgery.
Sources in the
judiciary indicate that Justice Katureebe left the country on Monday around
2:30pm aboard Fly Emirates.
He was accompanied by his wife Bernadette
Katureebe and personal assistant, Aloysius Natwijuka who will be attending to
him after the surgery.
procedure involves the removal of the eye lens and replacing it with an
According to Mayo
Clinic.org, a cataract causes the lens to become cloudy
eventually affecting one’s vision.
Katureebe is expected back in Uganda on May
17th, 2019 if the eye operation goes well.
This is the second surgery the chief justice in
undergoing within a space of less one two month. In March, Justice Katureebe spent
three weeks in South Africa for another operation on his left arm.
Sources say Katureebe
was operated following severe pain on his shoulders and back.
During the launch
of Video Conferencing facilities at Buganda road court road court on April 15th,
2019, Justice Katureebe delegated a junior officer to read his speech citing
He couldn’t also read
his judgment in the Supreme Court on the consolidated Age Limit Appeals
challenging the Constitutional Amendment number 2 Act of 2017.
told court that he had health issues mostly to do with his eyes.
He later delegated Justice Eldard Mwanguhya to read his judgment, which
led to the dismissal of the appeals.
Mabirizi has since vowed to petition the
Supreme Court seeking a review of Katureebe's Judgment on grounds that a judgment
delivered by a 'blind person' is null and void.