President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Justice Owiny Dollo as new Deputy Chief Justice, replacing Justice Steven Kavuma, who is set to retire.
Justice Kavuma had clocked retirement age and he at one time held both slots of Deputy Chief Justice and Chief Justice.
At the time of his appointment, Justice Owiny-Dollo has been head of International Crimes Division of the High Court.
President Museveni has also appointed Justices Richard Butera and Paul Mugamba as judges of the Supreme Court.
“In exercise of powers vested in the president by Article 142 (1) of the 1995 Constitution, I have, acting on advice of the judicial service commission appointed persons listed below as Deputy Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Justice, Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Supreme Court, Justice Richard Butera, Justice Pual Mugamba.” President Museveni wrote in his August 18, letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
He added: “This is therefore, to forwarded to you their names and Curriculum vitae for parliamentary approval”
The current deputy CJ, Justice Kavuma, is due to retire in September when he turns 70, the retirement age.
Eight nominees applied for the slot of Deputy Chief Justice. The eight include Irene Mulyagonja, Esther Kisaakye, Hellen Obura, Solome Bossa, Stella Arach, Lillian Tibatemwa, Owiny Dollo and Egonda Ntende.