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Owiny Dollo Appointed Chief Justice



President Museveni has elevated Hon Alphonse Owiny Dollo to the position of Chief Justice.

Owiny, who has been serving as Deputy Chief Justice, replaces Bart Katureebe who recently retired.

In the same vein, Supreme Court Judge Richard Buteera has been appointed the Deputy Chief Justice.

The Judiciary is yet to issue a statement but the institution’s Twitter handle retweeted congratulatory messages praising Museveni for the new appointments.

Judiciary spokesperson, Jameson Karemani said they were yet to receive official information from the President.

“Such information is always addressed to the Speaker of Parliament first,” be said.

“We are patiently waiting for official communication.”

Owiny was in 2015 elevated from the position of Judge of High Court to Court of Appeal and later became Deputy Chief Justice in 2017, replacing Justice Steven Kavuma.

At High court he is remembered for the 2010 bombing case where he handed deterrent sentences to the convicts after acquiting those he found to be innocent.

He was born on 18 January 1956 in present-day Agago District.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University, and a Diploma in Legal Practice, from the Law Development Centre.

His Master of Arts in conflict resolution, was obtained from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

He also has a certificate in advanced conflict mediation skills, obtained from the Center for Conflict Resolution, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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