Lady Justice Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe is dead, according to a condolence message by the judiciary.
“Justice Naiga Dead. We regret to announce the sudden passing of Lady Justice Jessica Naiga Ayebazibwe, of the Family Division, a short while ago at her home in Kampala. Further details to be communicated later! MHSRIP!” the message read.
She died Monday night at her home in Kampala. She was based at the Family Division of the High Court.
Solomon Muyita, the Judiciary communications officer, told press that Justice Naiga took her daughter shopping, came back and took a cup of tea and went to bed at about 5pm. She was found dead at about 8pm.
Prior to her appointment in 2014, she served as legal officer at National Environment Management Authority since 2007.
A graduate of law from Makerere University, she held a post graduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre.
The mother of three began her legal career in 1992 as a legal assistant with Bazire D’bango and Co. Advocates.
She left the firm and joined Uganda Revenue Authority and served as the revenue officer for about 10 years.
Background information by Daily Monitor