The Masindi High Court Resident Judge, Justice Gadenya Paul Wolimbwa, was this morning involved in a road accident at Bigando, near Masindi town. He was this afternoon airlifted to Kampala in a military chopper for specialized medical attention.
The judge, who was travelling to his workplace in his official vehicle registration No. UG 0781J had a head-on collision with a truck registration No. UBH 831 that reportedly joined the main road recklessly.
Judge Gadenya, his driver and personal bodyguard sustained serious injuries from the accident.
“Joint emergency services coordinated by the Judiciary, Uganda Police and the UPDF evacuated the judge and his team from the accident scene,” said Judiciary’s Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Judiciary, Mr. Pius Bigirimana.
Judiciary’s Chief Registrar, Ms Sarah Langa Siu, said the Judge and team were first briefly admitted at Kitara Medical Centre in Masindi for first aid before being airlifted to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala for better medical attention.
“The Judiciary would like to appreciate everyone who assisted to ensure that the victims of the early morning accident get timely medical attention,” said Ms. Lange.