By Ivan Mwine
Untold tension gripped the judiciary on Wednesday morning after Chief Justice Alphone Owiny-Dollo’s office at the Supreme Court building in Kampala caught fire.
The inferno that razed Owiny-Dollo’s office destroyed property worth millions of shillings plus documents, although no injuries have been reported yet.
Fortunately, the police fire brigade responded to the fire outbreak in time and managed to put it out.
However, it is not yet clear what triggered off the fire and by press time the police were investigating the matter to establish the extent of damage.
By the time of filing this article however neither the police not the judiciary had issued an official statement about the matter.
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It should however be noted that there is an unexplained spate of fires that have been ravaging building in and around Kampala, destroying properties worth millions of shillings and in some cases lives.
However, despite conducting various investigations into these fires, the police have never released any report about the infernos and or what causes them.
Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo is a Ugandan lawyer and judge.
He has been the Chief Justice of Uganda since August 20th, 2020.
He served as the Acting Chief Justice of Uganda from June 22th, 2020 and was a deputy Chief Justice from September 30th, 2017.
He made headlines few weeks after uttering derogatory statements against Kabaka Ronald Mutebi by alleging that the Buganda monarch was flown abroad for medical attention aboard the presidential jet, although he later swallowed his words and apologized.