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Chief Justice Dollo not critically ill, says Judiciary Spokesperson

Man Jose Kayima

The Judiciary on Thursday confirmed that the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo had travelled outside the country for medical treatment.

Dollo was appointed Chief Justice of Uganda on August 20, 2020.

Judiciary Spokesperson, Mr Jamson Karemani revealed that CJ Dollo is not critically ill and is receiving medical attention abroad

“While it’s true that Hon. Chief Justice is out of the country receiving some medical attention, it is not correct that he is in critically ill at all,” the Judiciary Spokesperson, Karemani said.

Mr Karemani’s statement followed reports that the Chief Justice was fighting for his life in a hospital outside Uganda after several days of his absence from national events.

“We therefore, wish to dispel the unfolded and exaggerated reports about his health,” Read part of the statement from the Judiciary

It added: “We further reassure the general public that the Chief Justice will soon return and continue serving the people of Uganda.”

“Members of the public are therefore implored to stay calm and ignore the misleading publications about the Hon. Chief Justice,” Mr Karemani added as quoted by Daily Monitor

Justice Dollo missed the State-of-the Nation address on June 7, Heroes Day celebrations on June 9, budget reading on June 15, and the special sitting of the Judiciary to honor former Supreme Court judge, Stella Arach-Amoko who died on June 17, among other national events.

The Chief Justice was last seen in public when he was officiating the launch of Mukono High Court on May, 11th 2023.

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