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Katureebe flies to South Africa for eye surgery

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe

Chief Justice Bart Katureebe

The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has flown to South Africa for cataract surgery.

Sources in the judiciary indicate that Katureebe left the country on Monday at around 2:30pm aboard an Emirates flight. 

He was accompanied by his wife Bernadette Katureebe and personal assistant, Aloysius Natwijuka who will be attending to him after the surgery. The procedure involves the removal of the eye lens and replacing it with an artificial one.

According to mayoclinic.org, a cataract causes the lens to become cloudy eventually affecting one’s vision. Katureebe is expected back in Uganda on May 17 if the eye operation goes well.

This is the second surgery the chief justice in undergoing within a space of less one two months. In March, Katureebe spent three weeks in South Africa for another operation on his left arm. 

Sources say Katureebe was operated following severe pain on his shoulders and back. During the launch of video conferencing facilities at Buganda Road court on April 15, Katureebe delegated a junior officer to read his speech citing eyesight complications.

He couldn’t also read his judgment in the Supreme court on the consolidated age limit appeal challenging the Constitutional ruling on the lifting of the presidential age limits in 2017. Katureebe told court that he had health issues mostly to do with his eyes.  He later delegated Justice Eldard Mwangusya to read his judgment, which led to the dismissal of the appeals.

Mabirizi has since vowed to petition the Supreme court seeking a review of Katureebe's judgment on grounds that a judgment delivered by a 'blind person' is null and void.


0 #11 Akot 2019-04-23 18:51
Remase, thanks.

All these officials will leave Museveni in post, just like Dr Besigye, Mbabazi...!

But then again, it's up to Ugandans to make their stand & as it is, our people are at peace with what goes, have no problem with Museveni who will rule them for life!

But Museveni has already made sure his son is in top army post & will just take over & will continue, as his father did, using Ugandans as fire balls against one another!

Why are Ugandans peaceful slaves in a country that should be theirs?
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-1 #12 Akot 2019-04-23 19:02
Quoting sula:

Until Ugandans put a price on betraying the country, we shall not progress.


Until Ugandans realise the country & it's tax money belong to them, Museveni & the entire system will stay on & the already bad health system in the country will only get worse & no official will want to got treatment in Uganda even for fever!

Tax money is there, it's a peaceful country & Ugandans are alright with what goes on, right?

Opposition leaders are also helping Museveni instead of forming ONE block, ask tribes to force their tribal leaders to stand down & all MUST UNITE to throw Museveni & the entire system out!
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0 #13 A K Mukasa 2019-04-23 21:07
Now we know his judgement, no pun intended, must have been impaired by his eye condition.

I can't find any other reasonable explanation.
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0 #14 goodman 2019-04-24 03:01
Why is it that he can't take his eye to Mulago Hospital? Instead, he takes it to South Africa to get better treatment and yet his the Chief Justice keeping M7 in power.

He should have taken his eye to Kirugu Hospital and experience what it means to keep M7 in power.
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0 #15 Zaitun 2019-04-24 09:32
Three blind mice taking the country down in the Great Lakes to drown!!

The man (and his entire family members) has a psychological fear, that Ugandan doctors will remove his eyes out of their sockets to be displayed as Museum artifacts!
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