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Judith Alyek

Who is Judith Alyek Odongo? Flash Uganda Media looks at her biography, age, husband, family, tribe, achievements, and relationship with Richard Odongo, late Ambrose Eger, Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), the early life and education of the current Women’s Representative for Kole District in Uganda.

Judith Alyek is a Ugandan politician and health personnel. She is the current Women’s Representative for Kole District in the 11th Ugandan Parliament. 

She also belongs to the ruling National Resistance Movement party. Judith serves as the Chairperson of the Committee on HIV/AIDS and related diseases.

Early Life and Education

Born in Northern Uganda on October 8, 1971, Judith Alyek was raised in a Christian home in the region.

In 2017, Alyek claimed to be married to Richard Odongo and refuted the deputy clan chief of the Inomo clan’s assertion that she was wed to the late Ambrose Eger.

For her primary education, she attended Atan Primary School in Kole District. She completed her O Levels at St. Catherine SS in Lira from 1987 to 1990 before earning her UACE from Dr. Obote College in Boroboro in 1993.

At Makerere University, Judith earned a diploma in environmental health science in 1998. In 2006, she graduated from Uganda Martyrs University with an Advanced Diploma in Health Promotion and Education.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in health services management from Islamic University in 2011 before earning her master’s degree in public health from International Health Sciences University in 2015.

Career and Professional Work Experience

Hon. Judith Alyek Odongo has more than 14 years of professional expertise in the field of health science.

From 2000 to 2006, she served as the Lira District Local Government’s health inspector. She was appointed Senior Health Educator Dokolo District Local Government from 2007 to 2010.

From 2011 until 2015, she was employed by the AVSI Foundation as a Technical Advisor for Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition.

Judith Alyek has held the position of Kole District’s Women’s Representative since 2016. She also won the Women’s Representative Parliamentary Seat for Kole in the 2021 General Elections, making it a two-term appointment.

Judith Alyek Odongo is the current Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS Committee in the Parliament of Uganda. She served as the local government’s Dokolo District’s HIV/AIDS focal point. 

Additionally, she worked with refugees in the Bala Stock Farm IDP Camp in Lira and other camps in Dokolo as a facilitator for the Community Based Rural Development Course.

She made a motion to implement all laws and policies pertaining to children in July 2017. She pushed for the establishment of a body that would facilitate monitoring and enforcing children’s rights.

Following Dickens Okello’s passing in 2018, she urged her colleagues the Lango-regional MPs to assess the situation and suggest taking action against Indians who were suspected of breaching the rights of the people of Lango.

Judith serves on a number of committees and organisations, including the Business Committee, Committee on Health, Board of the Uganda Aids Commission, Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Additionally, she was SERVE Uganda’s patron. She has advocated for the requirement that men get tested for HIV/AIDS as the chair of the committee on HIV/AIDS and related diseases.

In order to set an example for the people they lead, she also urged local leaders to reveal their HIV status.

Achievements and Awards

judith alyek odongo biography

The President named Judith Alyek Odongo to the board of the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), a body tasked with giving the Secretariat strategic direction and policy directives for carrying out its mandate.

She also serves as vice president of the Uganda Parliamentary Forum for Quality Health Service Delivery (UPAQHES), which was founded by concerned lawmakers. 

The goal was to deliver better quality health services by promoting proper legislation, oversight, monitoring, value for money, raising knowledge of the desired standard of care in all health facilities, and evaluating the standard of care in key areas of the health system.

She serves as the Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Committee of the Ugandan Parliament as well as the Chairperson of the Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG).


The 20 million shillings each lawmaker received to support their efforts to educate the public about the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic was defended by the Hon. Judith Alyek Odongo. 

The money, according to Hon. Alyek, would go a long way toward assisting those of them who already spent a lot on the welfare of their constituency. However, the public and several opposition legislators were against the money.

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