The Judiciary has released burial programme for former Makindye Court Chief magistrate Richard Mafabi.
Judiciary communications officer Solomon Muyita said Mafabi’s remains will be buried on Friday at Bukayengare village in Sironko district.
A funeral service will be held at All-saints Church Nakasero, Kampala, on Wednesday and will be followed by an overnight vigil at his home in Kampala before the body leaves for Sironko, Thursday morning.
Mafabi collapsed suddenly Sunday afternoon and died as he was being rushed to Mukwaya General Hospital in Nsambya, Kampala, for treatment. According to the first postmortem report, the judge died of a blood clot in his brain.
However, this has been dismissed by his family, calling for another postmortem. They believe their relative didn’t die a natural death.
Mafabi came into the limelight a few weeks back when he handled a very high profile case involving the Inspector General of police, Gen Kale Kayihura.
He issued an order summoning Kayihura to Court to answer to torture charges. Kayihura consistently dodged court until when the order was cancelled by a High Court judge, Joseph Murangira.
“Sudden deaths from unclear causes have become quite common. I wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions but we need to take particular interest in this trend of unexplained deaths,” former FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye told journalists shortly