Chief Magistrate Dies Following Fall At Office

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Kiboga Chief Magistrate, Francis Kobusheshe fell in office in November and was admitted at Case Clinic. He passed away on Tuesday morning following unsuccessful brain surgery.

Kiboga Chief Magistrate, Francis Kobusheshe has died Tuesday morning from head injuries he sustained after he slid and fell while leaving office last month.
According to the Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary, Solomon Muyita, the 43-year old Kobusheshe died from Case Clinic in Kampala after a brain operation.
Muyita says Kobusheshe has been in hospital for close to a month but a few days ago, he underwent a brain surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain, but died today (Tuesday) morning.
By press time, his body had been taken to City mortuary for a postmortem.
A tentative burial programme shows there will be a night vigil at his Mutungo home on Tuesday, with a requiem mass slated for Wednesday at Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya.
Burial is slated for Thursday in Ibanda district, his ancestral home.
The soft spoken, light skinned and reserved chief magistrate, had by the time of his demise, worked at several judiciary stations including Buganda Road, Hoima, Tororo and Kapchorwa Chief Magistrates' Courts.
He was also at one time a personal assistant to the retired Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki.
He joined the judiciary in 1999 at the rank of Grade One Magistrate and grew through the ranks, attaining Chief Magistrate status in 2010.
Paul Gadenya, the Chief Registrar Courts of Judicature who was Kobusheshe's immediate boss, described him as a hardworking magistrate who heard very many cases in a bid to reduce case backlog.