- Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:31
- Written by Nkwasibwe Geofrey
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The retired Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Nyamihana Mulenga has today Wednesday passed on.
Mulenga succumbed to cancer at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where was admitted after a short illness.
The spokesman of the judiciary Elias Kisawuzi confirmed the death, saying Uganda had lost a man who treasured justice and workedselflessly to serve his nation.
Kisawuzi said the judiciary was working closely with Mulenga’s family to ensure the departed judge gets a befitting burial.
Mulenga graduated from the London University with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and was called to the English Bar by the Middle Temple Inn of Court.
He first worked as a Public Prosecutor in the Department of Public Prosecutions in Uganda, rising through the ranks from Pupil State Attorney to Senior State Attorney.
He later worked for some years as a legal practitioner in private practice.
He served as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General before being appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda until his retirement.