The Chief Justice of Uganda, I has finally apologized to the Kabaka of Buganda and the nation at large over his alleged tribalistic remarks at the vigil for the fallen former speaker, Jacob Oulanyah.
The chief justice last week said at the vigil for the fallen former speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, was quoted saying that it is wicked for some people (referring to NUP supporters) to protest the decision to fly Oulanyah to the US when the “ethnic leader of one of the groups, (referring to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi), was at one time flown aboard the presidential jet to get treatment in Germany.”
Shortly, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, in a retaliating statement released by stated claiming that the Kabaka has never used the presidential jet as had been said by the Chief Justice.
Dollo’s remarks raised public uproar with many leaders in Buganda urging him to apologize to the kingdom or else resign his position as the Chief Justice as he was accused of “ethicizing” legitimate questions about bad governance.
The leader of the largest opposition political party in Uganda Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Winehas attacked the Chief Justice of Uganda Alphonse Owiny Dollo for using tribal remarks to condemn protesters.
According to Kyagulanyi’s statement, “If Mr. Owiny Dollo had any decency left in him, the moral thing for him to do would be to apologize to the nation as well as to His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda, about whom he lied and accused of flying in a presidential jet.”
Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze also requested the Chief Justice of Uganda Alphonse Owiny – Dollo to resign over the same issue.
Nambooze says the Chief Justice must first make a public apology before resigning for abuse of office, promoting sectarianism and behaving in a manner that is unbecoming of a person of his status in the country.
This has forced the chief justice to apologize to the Kabaka of Buganda for his statements, saying it was out of emotional rise that he made the irrational comments according to the statement released by him on Monday, March 28, 2022.
“I made a wrong and inappropriate reference to His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda. I hereby unequivocally, unreservedly and of my free volition, wholly retract that reference and also hereby tender my apology to His Majesty, the Kabaka,” the statement reads.