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Justice Kenneth Kakuru Dies at 65


Justice of the Ugandan Court of Appeal, Justice Kenneth Kakuru has died, The Tower Post has learnt.

Reports coming from Nairobi where he was admitted indicate that Justice Kenneth Kakuru has passed on after battling cancer for a while. He has died at the age of 65.

He was the only one of the five judges of the Constitutional Court not to rule in favour of scrapping the age limit clause from the 1995 Constitution.  The others on the panel were Alfonse Owiny Ddolo, Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Barishaki.

Kakuru was appointed directly to the Uganda Court of Appeal in May 2013 and has been sitting on that court since.

Among his professional affiliations, he was a member of the Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide and the International Bar Association.

Justice Kakuru was an associate professor at the Uganda Pentecostal University, based in Fort Portal, Kabarole District. He was also an external examiner at the Law Development Center.

Before joining the Judiciary, Justice Kakuru practised law through his firm, Kakuru and Company Advocates, and distinguished himself as an environmental rights attorney and an expert in public interest litigation.

He held a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s of law from Makerere University, a post graduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre, and a master’s degree in educational policy, planning and development from Kyambogo University.

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