Urgent arrangements are being made to airlift the badly injured Justice Paul Gandenya from Masindi where he is currently getting treatment after being involved in a fatal accident this morning.
As the latest update from the Judiciary Public Relations Officer Jameson Karemani, Gadenya had an accident on Monday morning, 5 October, about three kilometers to Masindi town on his way to work from Kampala. He was being driven in his official car registration number UG0781 J.
Karemani says he has been briefed that Gadenya has had his legs and arms broken whereas his bodyguard and driver whom he was travelling with also got minor injuries and they are the ones who were involved in taking him to the nearby clinic.
“And it appears he had loosened his seat belt, and unfortunately when he had the accident it had a very big impact and its feared that he could have broken his hands and limbs. Currently, we are working towards evacuating him from Masindi where he is in the health facility to bring him to Kampala for better treatment,” Gadenya said.
Karemani who also doubles as the Acting Registrar for High Court Civil Division says currently, the former Chief Registrar Gadenya is admitted at Kitala Medical Centre in Masindi.
He has also confirmed that the Judiciary administration is trying to liaise with the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana to get for Gadenya an aircraft to evacuate him to Kampala so as to save his life due to the grave injuries he has sustained.
The Justice system is concerned that people from Masindi, Kiryadongo, Kibaale, Hoima, and Bullisa Districts may be affected in getting justice following Gadenya’s accident as all those districts fall under him. Police are yet to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Gadenya who joined the Judiciary in 1995 has been instrumental in the restructuring of the Judiciary, designing a case backlog reduction strategy, reforming and rationalizing the Inspectorate of Courts especially during his reign as the Chief Magistrate.
He previously served as the Technical Advisor to the Justice Law and Order Sector and has since served the Judiciary in a number of capacities.