Ugandan judge survives attempted killing – authorities

A Ugandan judge has survived a gun attack after his convoy was shot at on Saturday night, the authorities have said.

In a statement on Sunday, the judiciary said Judge Flavian Zeija and his team were not hurt during the shooting that took place at about 19:00 local time.

Judiciary spokesperson Jameson Karemani described the incident as an act of cowardice and said that the perpetrators would be brought to book.

The authorities have began an investigation into the shooting.

A number high profile individuals in Uganda have been targeted in recent years. Many of the cases remain unsolved.

In June last year, a minister survived an assassination attempt by gunmen on motorcycles in a Kampala suburb. His daughter and bodyguard were killed.

Others who have been shot dead under similar circumstances include a senior police officer, a chief prosecutor and an MP.

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