Kampala – Supreme court Justice Ruby Opio Aweri is dead.
Justice Opio Aweri died on Wednesday morning from Mulago National Referral Hospital where he has been admitted.
This is confirmed by Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny – Dollo in a statement shared by the Judiciary on Wednesday.
“The Hon. the Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny – Dollo, with great grief announces the death of Supreme Court Justice and Chief Inspector of Courts, Hon. Mr. Justice Ruby Opio Aweri that occurred today 7th December, 2022 at Mulago National Referral Hospital,” reads the notice.
It added, “The Judiciary family is saddened with the passing of Justice Opio Aweri, as he has been described by many as a great towering legal mind who served the bench with boundless dedication, utmost humility and commitment for nearly four decades. No doubt that the Nation at large will miss his noble service.”
Born in 1953, Justice Opio Aweri joined the Judiciary as a Magistrate Grade in 1983 and rose through the ranks to a Justice of the Supreme Court a position he has held until the time of his death.
As a career Judicial Officer, Justice Opio Aweri was appointed Judge of the High Court in 1998 and later elevated to a Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2015.
At the time of his demise, he was the Chief Inspector of the Courts of Judicature.