Dr Flavian Zeija, Uganda’s Principal Judge, has escaped an assassination attempt.
The Judiciary said in a statement on Sunday that the incident happened Saturday evening at about 7:00pm along the Kampala-Masaka highway.
Jameson Karemani, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer, said unknown gunmen shot at Zeija’s convoy.
“The Judiciary has learnt with dismay of a gun attack on the Hon. the Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija, that occurred on Saturday evening at about 7:00pm along the Kampala-Masaka highway, when unknown gunmen shot at his convoy,” the statement reads.
Luckily, the Principal Judge and his entire team escaped unhurt.
The Judiciary condemned 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 asked the public to remain calm as the responsible authorities undertake their investigative role.
He said the judiciary remains committed to executing her constitutional mandate of adjudication and administering justice to all.
Justice Flavian Zeija is responsible for supervising the Magistrates Courts below the High Court.