Busingye Kabumba

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Busingye Kabumba
BornBusingye Kabumba
(1982-06-12) 12 June 1982 (age 36)
OccupationLawyer, academic, writer
Alma materHarvard University, Namilyango college

Busingye Kabumba (born 12 June 1982) is a Ugandan lawyer and poet. He is a Lecturer-in-Law, Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC), at the Faculty of Law, Makerere University and a Consulting Partner with M/S Development Law Associates.[1][2] His poetry collection,Whispers of My Soul,[3] won first prize in the published works category at the National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU) awards of 2002.[4][5] The publication of this book in 2001 when he was 19 years old made him the youngest Ugandan poet ever to publish a whole collection of poetry.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Kabumba was born on June 21, 1982 to Professor Ijuka Kabumba and Mrs Bazaire Kabumba, who are both teachers. He is the fourth in a family of five. He went to St Kizito primary school, Namilyango college for his "O" levels and King's College Budo for his "A" levels.[7] He graduated with an LL.B from Makerere University. After graduating from the Law Development Centre with a post-graduate diploma in legal practice in July 2006, Busingye studied a bachelor of civil law degree at University of Oxford. He later did a master of laws Harvard University.[8]

Published works[edit]

  • Whispers of My Soul. Nyonyi Publishing Company. 2001.


  1. ^ The Illusion of the Ugandan Constitution africlaw.com. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Busingye Kabumba academia.edu. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Uganda: Images From Kabumba's Soul allafrica.com. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Whispers of My Soul", The Monitor, 2 October 2002.
  5. ^ Book Awards Database indiana.edu. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Monica Arac de Nyeko "Young poet bursts with emotion", Sunday Monitor, 19 August 2002.
  7. ^ A simple man with an academic giant’s profile observer.ug. Retrieved May 27, 201.
  8. ^ PROJECT SUCCESS: It was a family affair for the Kabumbas monitor.co.ug. Retrieved May 5, 2014.

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