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Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu hospitalised after attack

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Kampala,Uganda:The Chief Magistrate of Utilities and Wildlife Court at Buganda Road, Gladys Kamasanyu was on Saturday attacked by unknown people. She was soon after admitted at IHK in Namuwongo.

The judiciary spokesperson, Jameson Karemani confirmed the incident that he said happened around Green Hill academy where the Chief Magistrate had gone to pick the P.7 result slip for her child.

According to the statement from the judiciary, the attackers could have trailed the Chief Magistrate before pouncing on her near the school.

“It is true; the Chief Magistrate at Utilities Court-Buganda Rd Kamasanyu Gladys was attacked at Green hill Academy gate along Mbogo road in Kibuli as she went to collect her child’s result slip by unknown people. She was rushed to IHK and admitted in ICU,”Karemani said in a short statement.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Area Acting Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, Kamasanyu was attacked outside Green Hill Academy in Namuwongo at 11.00am.

“She parked her car and later crossed the road to go to the schools. As she was heading out, three men who were on motorcycles and had been allegedly trailing her waited for her kicked Kamasanyu and she fell on the ground.

This is not the first time Kamasanyu is being attacked. In 2019, she was attacked by the supporters of Dr Stella Nyanzi in court and hit with a bottle after she found Nyanzi guilty of offensive communication, the sentence which was later overturned by the High Court.

Kamasanyu also being the head of the only  Specialized Wildlife Court in Africa has presided over several cases involving suspects charged with offences related to illegal possession of wildlife species.

Kamasanyu’s attack comes a few days after she was promoted from Grade one Magistrate to a Chief Magistrate.

Fortunately, news coming from the judiciary states that she responding to treatment and she is out of the coma.
Kamasanyu is remembered as a magistrate who suffered humiliation in August 2019 when some people in court  threw a bottle of water at her as she was sentencing former Makerere University researcher Doctor Stella Nyanzi to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty for cyber harassment.

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