Former Attorney General Kiddu Makubuya ‘still with us’ – Family

Dr. Kiddu Makubuya, a seasoned politician, renowned legal expert, and former Attorney General (Photo/Courtesy)

Kampala, (UG):- The family of Uganda’s Former Attorney General, Dr Kiddu Makubuya, has strongly dismissed reports that the renowned legal expert is dead saying he is still alive although admitted.

On Monday, June 3rd, reports emerged on social media circulating widely that Dr Makubuya had passed, which the family strongly debunked as fake and spread by opportunists.

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“We want to assure the public that Dr. Makubuya is still with us, although he is battling for his life. We understand that rumours of his demise have been circulating, but we urge everyone to ignore them and instead pray for his recovery,” a family member who spoke to this publication last evening on condition of anonymity said.

“We understand that his health is a concern, but we are doing everything possible to ensure his recovery,” he added.

The family has requested privacy during this challenging time, appealing to the public to respect their privacy and ignore speculation surrounding Dr Makubuya’s health.

“We appreciate the concern and sympathy from the public, but we request privacy as we focus on our father’s recovery,” the family member added.

Dr. Makubuya, 75, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Edinburgh. He is a respected author and has published several books and articles on various legal topics.

A seasoned lawyer and jurist, Makubuya served as Uganda’s Attorney General from 2005 to 2011, during which he played a crucial role in shaping the country’s legal framework. Prior to his appointment, he had a distinguished career in academia, serving as a lecturer and dean at Makerere University’s Law School.

Dr Makubuya, who is also a former Member of Parliament for Katikamu South Constituency in Luweero District, held several positions in Gen Museveni’s government.

These include; Minister of State in charge of Luwero Triangle, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (International Cooperation), Minister of Education and Sports, Justice Minister, Attorney General and Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Makubuya’s legacy in Uganda’s legal landscape is undeniable, and his contributions to the development of the country’s legal system are still celebrated by many in the legal fraternity.

As the family continues to care for their ailing patriarch, they have expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and encouragement from friends, colleagues, and the general public.

“We are grateful for the love and support we have received so far, and we request continued prayers for our father’s recovery,” the family member said.

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