Erias Lukwago

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Erias Lukwago
Born (1970-05-11) 11 May 1970 (age 43)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Laws
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Legal Practice
Law Development Center, Kampala, Uganda
Occupation Lawyer & Politician
Years active 1998 — present
Known for Politics, Law
Home town Kampala
Title Lord Mayor of Kampala
Religion Muslim

Erias Lukwago (Ssalongo) is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the Lord Mayor of the city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest metropolitan area in the country. He was elected to that position on Monday, 14 January 2011.He was voted out of office on 25/11/13 by Councillors after a tribunal found him guilty of incompetence and abuse of office but was re-instated on 28/11/13 after the High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi ordered Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze to stop the implementation of the tribunal report that paved way for his censure.

Erias Lukwago had lost the ballot by 29 votes to three. [1]


He was born in Kampala on 11 May 1970, to Hajj Muhammad Mirundi and Hajjat Salmati Nkayaga. Lukwago is reported to have more than twenty siblings.[2]


Erias Lukwago attended Makerere University between 1995 until 1997, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He went on to obtain the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in 1998. He also holds a Certificate in Advocacy Skills from the International Law Institute.[3]

Work experience[edit]

Since 1998 until now, Erias Lukwago has worked as the Managing Partner, in the offices of Lukwago and Co. Advocates, a Kampala law firm that specializes in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. In 2005 he was elected to the Ugandan Parliament, on the Democratic Party ticket, representing Central Kampala Constituency. While in parliament, he served on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and on the Local Government Accounts Committee. He resigned from Parliament in 2011, and was elected Lord Mayor of the City of Kampala, a position he holds until today. Lukwago has in the past served as National Legal Adviser to the Democratic Party in Uganda, and as Shadow Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.[4] On Friday 20 May 2011, Lukwago was sworn in as Lord Mayor of the city of Kampala, for a five-year term.[5][6]

Personal details[edit]

Erias Lukwago is married to Zawedde Lubwama Lukwago and they have five children including twins. He has in the past been a member of the Democratic Party in Uganda, although in the 2011 elections he ran as an Independent.[7] He belongs to the Nkima Clan of Buganda.

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Preceded by
Nasser Sebaggala
As Mayor of Kampala
Lord Mayor of Kampala City
2011 - 2016
Succeeded by