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Supreme Court judge Stella Arach-Amoko dies at 69

According to reports from close family members, Justice Arach-Amoko died at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala at around 4 am on Saturday morning.

RIP: Justice Stella Arach Amoko of the Supreme Court. PHOTO/ COURTESY

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Supreme Court Lady Justice, Ms Stella Arach-Amoko is dead, the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera confirmed on Saturday morning.

According to reports from close family members, Justice Arach-Amoko died at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala at around 4 am on Saturday morning.

“Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the late Hon. Justice Stella Arch-Amoko, the Judiciary, the legal fraternity, the country and the East African region as a whole,” read a statement by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera on Saturday morning.

“The Judiciary has lost an extraordinary jurist who has been a champion of justice,” Buteera added.

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Justice Arach-Amoko joined the Judiciary in 1997 as a judge of the High Court and was elevated to Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2010.

In 2013, she was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court, a position she served until the time of her death.

At the time of her demise, Justice Arach was in charge of the Supreme Court since she was one of the most senior judges on the bench.

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