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Popular lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka appointed new Attorney General as William Byaruhanga is dropped

Lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka appointed new Attorney General (PHOTO /Courtesy)

Popular lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka has been appointed new Attorney General in the latest  President Museveni cabinet announced on Tuesday June 8, 2021.

The Attorney General of Uganda is the principal legal adviser to the government of Uganda.

The office of the attorney general, is a cabinet-level government position in the country.

Kiwanuka takes over from William Byaruhanga who held the position from June 2016.

He will be deputized by Hon. Jackson Kafuuzi who was retained in the same position in the current cabinet reshuffle.

Kiryowa Kiwanuka  popularly known as KK is a founding partners of K&K Advocates.

He is an accomplished litigation lawyer in Uganda having successfully represented clients in many of the country’s landmark commercial disputes and heads the firm’s dispute resolution department.

KK has also distinguished himself as an energy law practitioner which led to his appointment in 2015 to fill the only legal slot on the 7 member inaugural board of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, which position he holds to date.

Outside the firm KK is an ardent golfer and a football fan.

He has served in various capacities in golf administration at the club level and at national level as President of Uganda Golf Union leading the national team in many coveted regional championship wins.

KK also currently serves as Chairman of Express Football Club, a Ugandan super league football team.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), Makerere University Kampala

LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland

Advocate of the High Court of Uganda

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