12 February 2019

Uganda: Justice Remmy Kasule Rushed to Hospital After Suffering Heart Attack

Kampala — Retired Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court judge Remmy Kasule on Monday evening collapsed and was rushed to Kampala hospital after he suffered a heart attack.

His condition got worse and was referred to the Heart Institute at Mulago for better management.

Mr Solomon Muyita, the Judiciary Senior Communications Officer, has since confirmed this development.

"Yes, I know that he was rushed to Uganda Heart Institute (UHI) on Monday night, but his condition has so far been stabilized," Mr Muyita said on Tuesday morning.

He added: "Apparently, a minor operation was conducted on him to remove a blood clot out of his system. According to a close family member, his heart is fine and he's likely to be discharged anytime."

Justice Kasule officially retired as a judge of the Court of Appeal/ Constitutional Court in October last year after clocking 70 years and served out his three months to clear any pending work at his desk. This means that he left the Judiciary last month.

However, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and the judiciary top management are in talks to have the retired jurist bounce back to adjudicate cases on a contract basis.

He was also one of the five justices that heard the controversial presidential age limit petition last year in Mbale.


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