Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Airforce has airlifted Masindi High Court Resident Judge Paul Wolimbwa, his driver and bodyguard to Kampala following an October 05 morning accident.
The three are now admitted at the Nakasero Hospital in Kampala after they were involved in a road accident at Bigando in Masindi.
By the time of the accident, Justice Gadenya was heading to work.
His official vehicle Registration Number UG 0781J had a head-on collision with a truck Registration Number UBH 831.
The truck driver reportedly drove into the road recklessly.
According to Judiciary’s Chief Registrar Sarah Langa Siu, Gadenya and his team “were first briefly admitted at Kitara Medical Centre in Masindi for first aid before being airlifted to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala for better medical attention.”
Judiciary’s Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Judiciary Pius Bigirimana noted that joint emergency services coordinated by the Judiciary, Uganda Police and the UPDF evacuated the judge and his team from the accident scene.
Army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the airlifting of Gadenya, his driver and bodyguard.
“Justice Paul Gadenya has been successfully airlifted from the scene of accident by the UPDF Air Force for specialized treatment. We appreciate the Airforce Commander for the timely action, and continue to pray for Justice Gadenya’s quick recovery,” said Brig Gen Byekwaso.
“The Judiciary would like to appreciate everyone who assisted to ensure that the victims of the early morning accident get timely medical attention,” added Langa Siu.