Justice Twinomujuni Honoured At Requiem Mass

ampoule geneva; font-size: small;”> visit web geneva; font-size: small;”>The premier described the late as an intelligent person and a good old friend.

“I went with him to school and he was not only bright in class but also a great chess player,” Mbabazi pointed out.

He also explained that not only is he going to be missed by his family and friends, but also the country at large.

“With his death, the number of the Supreme Court judges now stands at 8 yet they are supposed to be 11. If one was to make an appeal today, it would be………anyway I would not want to delve into those details now,” said Mbabazi.


He later handed over an envelope containing Shs10m which he said was a condolence message from the President.

Present also was the minister of Justice, Gen Kahinda Otafiire who described the late judge as a person who tried hard in fighting the excesses of the government.

“The Baganda have an adage that says that a fly which lands on your wound, is the one which loves you. He indeed loved the government so much that he stood up to stop the excesses that would have been the excesses of power,” Otafiire said.

The Sembabule Woman Member of Parliament, Hanifa Kawooya described the late as a man who only believed in one thing – justice.

“He was not a person who could show-off like many of us do and it is the very reason why most of his relatives are unknown to you,” said Kawooya.

The mass was attended by a lot of government dignitaries among them: the Attorney General Peter Nyombi, Prof Mondo Kagonyera, Retired Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki, Abdu Katuntu, Frank Niwagaba, among others.

In the meantime, Jane, the Widow to the late, described her late husband as one who cared for his lovely father and a down to earth person.

“He had a great sense of humour……and always kept us smiling. I will greatly miss my husband. May the soul of my late husband rest in eternal peace.”

She appealed to the public to donate some money to Mulago Cancer Institute and test for cancer as well.

The Principal Judge, Justice Yorakamu Bamwiine said he was saddened by the departure of his friend.

“However, any suffering beyond what he would endure would be unbearable and to those of us who visited him in hospital and saw his condition, I think God did the right thing in resting him”.

Justice Twinomujuni breathed his last on Friday night after succumbing to cancer.

At the time of his death, he had been promoted to the Supreme Court in June this year, having served as a Court of Appeal judge for a long time – 16 years.

He reportedly was hospitalised for some time mid this year and had not presided over any case in his new jurisdiction.

His remains will be laid to rest in Kashari, Mbarara Municipality on Wednesday.

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