KAMPALA – New Attorney General (AG) Kiryowa Kiwanuka has vowed to clean the government Chief Legal Advisor’s office, by making services available to the public.
Mr. Kiwanuka was among the 15 ministers that were sworn in on July 8, having missed out on the initial swearing-in ceremony.
The new AG said he missed the main swearing-in ceremony because he was a contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
Shortly after swearing in on Thursday, Mr. Kiryowa, a long term legal advisor to President Museveni pledged to clean up things later the AG’s Chambers.
“Top on the agenda for me, is to get this stereotype out that the Attorney General’s office is not available. We are going to be more available,” he said.
The new AG added:
” … attend cases when we have to attend. We are going to file our pleadings within the time allowed. It’s a question of doing what you are supposed to do when you are supposed to do it. If you are required to be in court you must be,” Mr. Kiryowa said.
The AG wants the team to fon doing their best, and for the public to indeed feel that the best is being done.
About new AG Kiryowa Kiwanuka:
Kiryowa is a Ugandan lawyer, businessman and politician who recently replaced William Byaruhaga as the Attorney General of Uganda.
Born in 1972, Kiryowa is known among his peers as KK.
He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where his family lived in political exile, before returning to Uganda in 1980.
He attended Budo Junior School for his primary education, then joined Kings College Budo for his O-Level studies. He then joined Makerere College School for his A-level education.
Kiryowa holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, as well as a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. He was admitted to the Uganda Bar in 1997.
Kiryowa later attained a degree of Master of Laws in Petroleum Law and Policy by the University of Dundee in Scotland.Kiryowa is a founding Partner of K&K Advocates & Solicitors Uganda, a private law firm he co-owns with Edwin Karugire, President Museveni’s son-in-law.He serves on the board of directors of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda, since 2015.
Kiryowa also serves as the Chairman of Express Football Club, a premier league soccer club in Uganda. He is an ardent golfer and a football fan.
He has served in various capacities in golf administration at the club level and at national level as President of Uganda Golf Union leading the national team in many coveted regional championship wins.
Kiryowa is married to Sarah Kiwanuka, whom he met in 1997. They are the parents of four children.