By Vanguard Reporter
KAMPALA – The new Attorney General (AG) Kiryowa Kiwanuka was among the 15 ministers that were sworn in Thursday July 8, 2021.
Kiryowa missed the main swearing-in ceremony last month because he was a contact of someone who tested positive for Covid 19. Soon after swearing in as the vowed to change the stereo type that ‘the Attorney General’s office is never available.’
“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. 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’re supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it. If you’re required to be in court you must be,” Kiryowa said.
He also highlighted that his focus will be on doing their best, and for the public to indeed see that the best is being done.
Kiryowa is a Ugandan lawyer, businessman and politician who recently replaced William Byaruhaga who is blamed for having messed the office and had been nicknamed “30 percent”. 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. The club emerged winner of this years league season under his stewardship.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.