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Jackson Karugaba Kafuuzi

Who is Jackson Karugaba Kafuuzi? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, wife, family, tribe, relationship with Anita Among, Rebecca Kadaga, late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, Rwakafuuzi & Company Advocates, MP Kyaka South County Constituency in Kyegegwa District, Kyaka South Constituency MP, early life and education of the current Deputy Attorney General in Uganda.

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Jackson Karugaba Kafuuzi is a politician and lawyer from Uganda. He is the current Member of Parliament for Kyaka South County Constituency in Kyegegwa District.

He is also the Deputy Attorney General of Uganda in the Ugandan Cabinet since December 14, 2019. Jackson Kafuuzi is currently a member of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) after transforming from FDC in 2016.

Early life and Education

Jackson Kafuuzi was born on 25th April 1977 in Toro Sub-region, Kyegegwa District in the Western Region of Uganda. 

Kafuuzi is married. 

He went to St. Joseph’s Primary School in Nabbingo for his primary studies. He completed his O-level studies at St. Maria Goretti Secondary School, where he also received his Uganda Certificate of Education in 1995. 

He then finished his A-level education in 1998 and received his Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.

Kafuuzi received admission to Makerere University in 2002 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law there. The following year, he graduated with a Diploma in Legal Practice from Kampala’s Law Development Center and was admitted to the Uganda Bar.

Career and Professional Work Experience

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Jackson Kafuuzi worked as an attorney in the Kampala-based law company Rwakafuuzi & Company Advocates for 13 years, from 2003 to 2016.

In 2011, he ran for the Kyaka South County Constituency parliamentary seat on the FDC ticket, but he was defeated by an NRM candidate who had recently resigned from his position as a professor at Makerere University. 

After realising the serious errors committed by his predecessor in abandoning the FDC party, he later decided to run on an NRM ticket in 2016. He was thus chosen to serve in that constituency as a Member of Parliament. 

In the 2021 General elections, Jackson was the only candidate running for the Kyaka South Constituency Member of Parliament. He won the seat unopposed making him hold the office for two consecutive terms.

Kafuuzi was appointed to the position of Deputy Attorney General of Uganda on December 14th 2019 by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni replacing Mwesigwa Rukutana in office. Following parliamentary approval, he was sworn in on February 11, 2020, as planned.

On 22nd March 2022, Jackson Kafuuzi was the second NRM candidate to express interest in the Speakership seat after Anita Among the deputy Speaker when the seat was left vacant after the death of the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. 

He told reporters that he believed he was qualified to lead the House since he gained a lot of knowledge from the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and his predecessor Rebecca Kadaga. Anita Among however ended up being endorsed as the NRM flag bearer for the Speakership seat.

Controversies

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The appointments committee of Parliament, led by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, had stalled Jackson’s appointment as Deputy Attorney General by raising concerns about his legal competence.

The committee wanted proof that Mr Kafuuzi was qualified to handle cases at the High Court level. Parliament had been stuck with electoral reforms because of Mr Kafuuzi’s delayed clearance. 

As soon as Mr Kafuuzi was sworn in, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs stated that they would be prepared to continue the House debate.

In January 2022, Jackson denied rumours that the Government was about to launch nationwide surveys on whether the Constitution should be changed to allow for the election of the president by Parliament.

This came after reports—which Kafuuzi claimed were untrue—that the dictatorship had been covertly discussing the concept of a parliamentary system in the halls of power.

He tweeted that he had come across social media sites that alleged an impending amendment to the constitution through a constitutional review commission and they all claimed to be quoting him. 

He claimed that they were not true and that whoever was circulating the news was attempting to fulfil their intentions. 

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