Who is Thomas Bangirana Tayebwa? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, wife, family, Ruhinda North County, relationship with Anita Rukundo, Anita Among, Jacob Oulanyah, early life and education of the current Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda.
Thomas Bangirana Tayebwa is a Ugandan lawyer, entrepreneur and politician.
He’s the Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament of the Republic of Uganda elected to the position on 25 March 2022, replacing Anita Annet Among, who was voted Speaker of Parliament following the death of Jacob Lokori Oulanyah in March 2022 who served as the Speaker of Parliament for only months after his election in 2021.
He concurrently serves as the Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North County, Mitooma District. He was first elected to parliament in 2016 till 2021 in the 10th parliament. Tayebwa belongs to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Tayebwa was born on 10th November 1980 to Bangirana Daudi and Betty Komuhangi of Bitereko Village in Mitooma District.
Tayebwa attended Kigarama Primary School, Kigarama Senior Secondary School and Ruyonza School from where he completed his Primary Leaving Examination (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in the year 2000 respectively.
Tayebwa then joined Makerere University, the oldest and largest university in the country graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences in 2005. He proceeded with school and was awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University still.
Also, Tayebwa Harvard School of Law from where he got awarded a certificate in Negotiation and a Certificate in Parliamentary Affairs awarded by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies, London, United Kingdom (UK).
Thomas Tayebwa joined active politics in October 2015, winning the 2016 general elections as a Member of Parliament Ruhinda North County, Mitooma District in the 10th Parliament. He was among the few MPs who were voted unopposed.
Tayebwa got reelected to the 11th Parliament in 2021. He served as the Government Chief Whip for a few months appointed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda.
Then on March 25th 2022, Tayebwa was elected to the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament by fellow legislators replacing Anita Among who got elected to the position of Speaker in the 11th Parliament following the death of Jacob Oulanyah who served as the Speaker of Parliament for only a few months.
In the other set of responsibilities, Tayebwa is the director of Cholmat Investments Uganda.
Tayebwa also served as a Member of the National Economy Committee and National Resources Committee in the 10th parliament (2016-2021).
He’s currently a Fellow of MBH at Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).
More to that, Tayebwa served on the Natural Resources, and National Economy Committees of Parliament and on the eight members’ select committee to investigate the mismanagement of Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL).
Tayebwa is an entrepreneur, having investments in the transport sector, communication and media, and cosmetics with interests in culture and heritage.
He is also a renowned philanthropist who has supported various community projects in Uganda, for vulnerable children by providing essential needs like education and medical care.
Additionally, Tayebwa supports youths by availing their start-up capital for business and acts as a business mentor as well.
Thomas Tayebwa is married to Anita Rukundo and together they have a son. The couple tied the knot on 14 February 2009, at St. Augustine Chapel in Makerere University Kampala Uganda.