“Constance Byamugisha was the acting deputy chief justice and happened to be the sister to the late former first Deputy Prime Minister, Eriya Kategaya”
Court of Appeal Justice Constance Byamugisha is dead. Justice Byamugisha succumbed to breast cancer last night at Case Clinic located on Buganda Road. Deputy Judiciary public relations officer Alaari Muhirwa, confirmed the death before saying he would divulge more details later.
She died at the time when she was the Acting Chief Justice following the retirement of Alice Mpagi Bahegeine, last year.She had been checked in at Norvic hospital along bombo and later on transferred to Case Medical centre where she succumbed to breast cancer in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Justice Constance byamugisha was married to Dr Joseph Byamugisha who is a prominent lawyer in Kampala and who was Museveni’s lawyer during Besigye election petitions.
This comes hardly a month after her Brother Eriya Kategaya passed on. “It’s a very trying moment for the Kategaya family,” said a close family member.