Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo calls Baganda wicked
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo

Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has described the Baganda as a “wicked” group over comments they made following the death of the Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.

Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo described the Baganda as a ”wicked” group over comments he says they raised following the death of the Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.

Oulanyah was reported dead on Sunday in Seattle, United States. 

However, his death has since raised mixed reactions among a big section of Ugandans questioning why government repeatedly continues to export prominent figures to western countries for treatment rather than improving the health facilities around the country.

On this, many also went on to quote that taxpayers’ money was wasted in transporting and treating Oulanyah yet he still died.

However, addressing mourners at the deceased’s home in Muyenga, CJ Dollo lashed out at the comments saying they are from a wicked ethnic group of Ugandans.

Dollo who was quick to aim dig at groups of people in the Buganda Kingdom said when the Kabaka was bedridden with allergy, he was transported to Germany in a presidential jet but no Muganda came out to criticise him the act yet the trip was also funded by government funds. 

“But you, who were demonstrating… your ethnic leader was transported in a presidential jet to Germany using private funds he was not entitled. You did not demonstrate,” Dollo said. 

“Is it because Oulanyah is an Acholi? Is it because Oulanyah doesn’t speak your language? Only a wicked person can fight a person who is fighting for his life,” he added.

This, however, comes at a time when the government is yet to announce an official date when Oulanyah’s body will be laid to rest. On Monday, the government said his body will be flown into the country over the weekend after which a burial date will be suggested.

The government said this will only be possible after Parliament has chosen a successor for the office of Speaker on Friday, in a session chaired by Chief Justice Dollo.

The National Resistance Movement Central Executive Committee (CEC) Wednesday endorsed Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among as the party flag bearer in the forthcoming speakership race.

Anita Among as the party flag bearer will finally be endorsed by NRM parliamentary caucus on Thursday in a bid to face off with any other candidates including those from the opposition end.