Steven Kavuma

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Steven Kavuma
Born Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Muganda
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Laws)
Law Development Centre
(Diploma in Legal Practice)
Occupation Lawyer, judge
Years active 1986 — present
Known for Law
Title Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda
Religion Christian

Steven Kavuma is a Ugandan judge and the deputy chief justice of Uganda. he was appointed to that post on 5 March 2015.[1] From April 2013 until March 2015, he served as the acting Chief Justice of Uganda, pending the appointment of a substantive Chief Justice by the President of Uganda.[1] However, the way Uganda's judiciary is configured, the Deputy Chief Justice is not a member of the Supreme Court of Uganda, but is a member of Uganda's Court of Appeal.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Central Uganda. He studied law at Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He also holds the Diploma in Legal practice, obtained from the Law Development Centre in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.


In the early 2000s, Steven Kavuma served as the State Minister for Defence. He was appointed to the Uganda High Court following the 2006 national elections. When Benjamin Odoki stepped down as the Chief Justice, Justice Kavuma was appointed Acting Chief Justice, from April 2013 until March 2015.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Vision Reporter (5 March 2015). "Who Is Deputy Chief Justice Kavuma?". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Uganda Judicature, . (2 July 2013). "The Honorable Justices of Uganda's Court of Appeal". Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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