KAMPALA – Judiciary has denied allegations circulating that the army’s top leaders led by Chief Justice, Alfonse C. Owiny – Dollo recently held a secret meeting with President Museveni.
Recently, former Presidential candidate Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi said that Chief Justice who is on the panel of judges hearing his Presidential petition challenging Museveni’s victory, has on several times met with the head of state over unknown.
“We have seen pictures and voices suggesting that the Chief Justice has been meeting General Museveni on a regular basis,” Kyagulanyi said.
The reports further claim that a police officer has been arrested for leaking CCTV video footage and photographs of the Judiciary leaders’ motorcade driving into and out of the State House, Entebbe, for the alleged secret meeting.
The Judiciary says whereas they cannot comment about the reported arrest of a police officer, Judiciary’s top leadership never participated in any “secret meeting” with the President.
“It is public knowledge that Judiciary’s top administration was at State House Entebbe on February 10, 2021, for the swearing-in ceremony of the Hon. Lady Justice Margaret Apiny, a newly appointed Judge of the High Court,” said Judiciary in a statement.
“It is a requirement of the law in Schedule to the Oath Act (Section 2 and 3rd Column) for such a Judicial Oath to be taken before the President or any other person authorized by the President,” they added.
They say that the Chief Justice used the occasion to present Judiciary’s Budget estimates for 2021/22 Financial Year to the President “as required by the Administration of Judiciary Act, 2020 (Section 17).”