President Museveni yesterday(20th August 2020) appointed Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo as the new Chief Justice, becoming the 13th Chief Justice since 1962 when Uganda got her independence.
Likewise, Supreme Court Judge Richard Buteera was appointed Deputy Chief Justice, and the two names have since been sent to Parliament for vetting.
Justice Owiny-Dollo has been the Acting Chief Justice since June 20 when then substantive Chief Justice Bart Katureebe retired upon clocking 70 years.
Justice Owiny-Dollo becomes the first Chief Justice to be elevated from the position of Deputy Chief Justice as the past Chief Justices were appointed from the Supreme Court Bench.
He became famous for having presided over the trial of the Kampala twin bombings in which he convicted several suspects for being behind the killing of at least 76 football fans at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village in Kabalagala. END