BY ROBERT KAMUKAMA
MASINDI, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| Justice Paul Gadenya who was involved in a nasty accident on Monday morning is steadily recovering, family sources have revealed. According to the source, the judge was airlifted to Nakasero hospital in Kampala, where a team of medical experts are taking charge.
The Masindi High Court judge was rushed to hospital after a car crash along Kampala – Masindi road.
He was reportedly travelling to Masindi High Court when his official car UG 0781J had a head-on collision with another car registration number UBH 831 in Bigando-Masindi.
The news of the accident was broken in a tweet by the Uganda Red Cross:
“A judge travelling to Masindi high court has been involved in an accident around Bigando-Masindi. We have dispatched ambulance to support the referral.”
The Albertine Regional Police spokesperson, Mr Julius Hakiza said they are still investigating the cause of the accident but the judge and other victims who are yet to be identified were evacuated to Masindi-Kitara Medical Centre in Masindi town.
The wreckage of the cars has also been towed to Masindi Police station, according to Mr Hakiza.
“The cause of the accident is not yet clear but investigations are ongoing. A team of traffic officials is currently at the scene,” he said.
Mr Patrick Byamukama, the administrator at Masindi- Kitara Medical Centre said at the time the judge was admitted to the facility, he was in a life-threatening condition.
“We gave him emergency care and we managed to stablise him. We have referred him to Nakasero hospital in Kampala where he will receive specialized treatment. He is currently in a stable condition,” Byamukama said.
Paul Gadenya’s body guard and driver who sustained minor injuries were discharged after receiving treatment.