Chief Justice Owiny Dollo officially apologizes to Kabaka

Date: 2022-03-31

By Kalule Paddy

The Chief Justice of Uganda Alphonse Owing Dollo has on Thursday morning officially personally tendered in his apology to Buganda kingdom Katikiro (Premier) Charles Peter Mayiga and other kingdom officials.


Owiny Dollo who was escorted by former Uganda People's Congress UPC president Olara Otunnu tendered in his apology at the kingdom headquarters in Bulange Mengo for his remarks that brought the Kabaka to disrepute.


The Chief Justice, while speaking at the requiem service for the fallen speaker of Parliament said Kabaka Ronald Mwenda Mutebi, last year while sick, was flown to German in a Presidential Jet which wasn't true since the Kabaka used a Dutch KLM commercial airline.

He also complained that NUP supporters who protested against Oulanyah’s treatment in Seattle were from the cultural group whose leader was flown freely in such a Jet insinuating that they were Buganda before referring to them as imbeciles who Official at Mengo have failed prevail over.

The Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga later responded, dismissing CJ Dollo’s claims. The Chief Justice later apologized in the media. He also promised to visit Katikiro Mayiga to further apologize to His Majesty, the Kabaka.

The two teams were engaged in a one hour meeting which was attended by the Archbishop of the  Church of Uganda Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu, chairperson episcopal Conference, Joshua Lwere for the episcopal conference among other religious leaders, and chief justice Owinyi Dollo was in company of former UPC party president Dr Olara Otunu despite the media was not allowed to access this meeting.


Katikkiro said it is a humbling act for the chief justice to come and discuss with the people who were offended. 


While leading a prayer the chairperson episcopal conference Joseph Anthony Ziwa prayed for unity among Ugandans saying it's the only way to transform our country.