The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has been attacked outside his home in Bugolobi.
The incident happened on Monday as the CJ left his home to head to Kampala.
Police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye told Daily Monitor a man wielding an iron bar attacked the CJ at his gate with lethal intent.
The CJ’s bodyguards shot the attacker in the process of restraining him.
He was rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment after which he will be charged.
Namaye says an iron bar, spears, arrows and a knife were found in the bag the attacker was carrying.
Security has been stiffened at Katureebe’s home.
Katureebe in the lead Justice hearing a petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi challenging the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 presidential elections.