Attorney General of Uganda

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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. The incumbent, William Byaruhanga, was appointed on 6 June 2016.[1]


In the past, the office of the attorney general was combined with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (Uganda), with one cabinet minister serving both functions.[2] Later, the two portfolios were de-coupled and two separate cabinet ministers were appointed.[3]

Attorneys General of Uganda (since 1962)[edit]

Attorneys General of Uganda (prior to independence in 1962)[edit]

  • Ralph Leonard Emmanuel Dreschfield: <1955 to 1962
  • ___? Henderson: c.1951
  • James E. Gregg: 1943 to ?
  • Major-General Sir Ralph Hone: 1937 to 1943
  • Sir Sidney Solomon Abrahams: 1925 to 1928 (afterwards Attorney General of the Gold Coast, 1928)
  • Alan Frederick Hogg: 1918 to 1924
  • Donald Kingdon: ? to 1918

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Nations (January 2001). "Commonwealth Network: Uganda - Ministry of Justice, Constitutional Affairs & Attorney General". London: Commonwealth of Nations. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  3. ^ Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Uganda's New Cabinet As At 6 June 2016". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. ^ Waswa, Sam (12 March 2015). "Peter Nyombi Hands Over Attorney General Office". Kampala: Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Sadab Kitatta Kaaya, and Alex Nsubuga (4 March 2015). "Uganda: Kadaga Happy With New Attorney General". The Observer (Uganda) via Kampala. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ Mukasa, Henry (28 May 2011). "Museveni names new Cabinet". New Vision. Kamala. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ Kiirya, Hillary (31 January 2005). "Attorney General awaiting Zzimwe documents". New Vision. Kamala. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Oloka-Onyango, J. When Courts Do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa. p. 281.
  9. ^ Acemah, Harold (25 May 2014). "Tribute to Francis Ayume, An Illustrious Son of Uganda". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 October 2016.