Lira City Mourns Sudden Passing of Senior Magistrate Jamilar Faidha


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LIRA CITY – The community of Lira City and the entire staff of the Judiciary in the Lango region are grieving the unexpected loss of Senior Grade One Magistrate Jamilar Faidha, who passed away on August 17, 2023.

Lira Chief Magistrate Samson Abiti Loum expressed heartfelt words for Faidha, describing her as a diligent and honest officer cherished by all. He revealed that Faidha had been undergoing medical treatment that required ample rest, which sometimes led her to report to work later.

“Throughout her tenure, I never heard a single complaint against her. She was adored by everyone and displayed exceptional dedication, even amid the challenges of her health. Her absence will be deeply felt as she was an invaluable asset to all of us at Lira Magistrate Court,” Abiti stated.

Lira Mayor Sam Atul conveyed the city administration’s shock and sadness over Faidha’s passing. He praised her professional service, noting that no negative reports surfaced about her during her years of service in Lira.

Lira Resident City Commissioner Lawrence Egole emphasized that Faidha’s death is a significant loss not only to the Judiciary but also to the entire city and the nation. Her passing comes at a time when an escalation in crime necessitates more judicial officials to handle the situation. Egole acknowledged Faidha’s short but impactful service in Lira, which greatly benefited the city and the broader Lango region.

Former Lands Minister Daniel Omara Atubo, speaking on behalf of all advocates, recalled his acquaintance with Faidha from years past when she would visit his residence in Kampala along with his daughter, who was studying alongside her.

The touching tributes for Faidha were delivered during a requiem Mass held at Uganda Martyrs Cathedral-Lira. Rev. Fr. Patrick Odur of Lira Diocese led the service, which saw the attendance of numerous judicial officers, members of the legal fraternity, and senior security officers.

Atubo described Faidha as a young, brilliant, and enterprising officer who the Judiciary had lost prematurely. Faidha, who was only 39 years old at the time of her passing, left behind a grieving widower, Dominic Munduga, and two young children, the youngest of whom is three years old.

The organizing committee, represented by Daniel Odongo Otim, shared that Faidha’s final resting place will be in West Nile region’s Olupe sub-county, Maracha district. The burial is scheduled to take place on Monday, serving as a poignant farewell to a remarkable individual who left a lasting impact on Lira City and beyond.

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