Jennifer Musisi

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Jennifer Musisi
Born Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip.Law.Pract)
Law Development Center, Kampala, Uganda
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Occupation Lawyer & Public Administrator
Years active 1987 — present
Known for Administrative Skills, Integrity, Legal Skills
Home town Kampala
Title Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority
Religion Born-again Christian

Jennifer Semakula Musisi is a Ugandan lawyer and public administrator. She is the current Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority. She was appointed to that position in April 2011.[1] She assumed office on Friday 15 April 2011 and will serve a three year, renewable term. On 27 February 2014, the President of Uganda re-appointed her for another three-year term effective 14 April 2014.[2]


She was born in Masaka district Central Uganda, during the 1960s.


Jennifer Musisi attended Tororo Girls School in Tororo District for her middle school edication (S1 - S4). She then transferred to King's College Budo in Wakiso District for her high school education (S5 - S6). She graduated from Budo in 1982, at the top of her class. She served as Deputy Head Prefect during her time at the prestigious mixed, boarding high school.

In 1982 she entered Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university, where she studied law. She graduated in 1986 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The following year (1987), she otained the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country. Later, she obtained the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA), from Makerere University as well. She also has qualifications in management, taxation and law from several institutions including Harvard Law School and George Washington University in the United States.[3]

Work experience[edit]

She began her career as State Attorney with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the late 1980s. From there she moved to Makerere University, where she worked as an Assistant Secretary (Legal Affairs ) in the office of the University Secretary for a period of 9 and 1/2 years. During her time at Makerere, she took time off, to study for her Masters degree and then she resumed work at the university.

In 1999, she began working at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). While at URA, she re-united with her close friend, Allen Kagina, the Commissioner General, who was a year-mate at Makerere University. Jennifer Musisi entered URA as Deputy Commissioner (Legal). She is credited with co-authoring the administrative changes which, in 2005, culminated in the forced resignation of all URA employees, in an attempt to rid the agency of corrupt officials. Jennifer Musisi rose to the rank of Commissioner of Legal and Board Affairs at URA. At the end of her contract at URA in 2011, she retired from the agency with the intention of going into private enterprise.

In April 2011, President Yoweri Museveni appointed her to be the first Executive Director of the newly created Kampala Capital City Authority. In April 2014, her three year contract was renewed for another three year term.[4]

Personal details[edit]

Jennifer Semakula Musisi is a married mother.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Njoroge, John (5 April 2011). "Wabudeya Named Kampala Minister". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Charles Mwanuguhya, and Herbert Zziwa (15 March 2014). "Museveni Reappoints Musisi Until 2017". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Karugaba, Mary (17 March 2011). "Musisi Might Be Kampala's Director". New Vision. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Haggai Matsiko, and Joseph Were (4 May 2014). "Jennifer Musisi’s Kampala". The Independent (Uganda). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

Succession table as Executive Director of KCCA[edit]

Preceded by
Prior to 2011
Executive Director
Kampala Capital City Authority

2011 - Present
Succeeded by

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