Makerere University

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Discover the notable alumni of Makerere University. The list includes people like Mwai Kibaki, Henry Tayali, Julius Nyerere, Milton Obote & John Sentamu. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, lawyers & judges, miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics and physicians etc.
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 1 
Julius Nyerere
(Politician)
Julius Nyerere
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: October 14, 1999
 2 
Milton Obote
(Ex Prime Minister and 2nd & 7th President of Uganda)
Milton Obote
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Apac, Uganda
Died: October 10, 2005
 3 
Mwai Kibaki
(Former President of Kenya)
Mwai Kibaki
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gatuyaini
 4 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
(Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamiriithu, Kenya
 5 
John Sentamu
(Politician, Priest, Cleric)
John Sentamu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kampala
 6 
Bobi Wine
(Politician, Musician)
Bobi Wine
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nkozi, Uganda
 7 
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
(Ugandan-born British journalist and author)
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 8 
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
(Kenyan Political Leader Who Played a Key Role in Kenya's Struggle for Independence)
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bondo, Kenya
Died: January 20, 1994
 9 
Martin Ssempa
(Founder of the Makerere Community Church)
Martin Ssempa
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Masaka, Uganda
 10 
Benjamin Mkapa
(Politician)
Benjamin Mkapa
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ndanda, Tanzania
Died: July 24, 2020
 11 
Joseph Kabila
(4th President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Joseph Kabila
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
 12 
Kizza Besigye
(President of the Forum for Democratic Change)
Kizza Besigye
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rukungiri, Uganda
 13 
Janet Museveni
(First Lady of Uganda)
Janet Museveni
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kajara County, Ntungamo District, Uganda
 14 
Anne Kansiime
(Africa's Queen of Comedy)
Anne Kansiime
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mparo, Rukiga, Uganda
 15 
Jacob Oulanyah
(Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda)
Jacob Oulanyah
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gulu, Uganda
 16 
David Muhoozi
(Ugandan Military Officer)
David Muhoozi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 17 
Amama Mbabazi
(9th Prime Minister of Uganda from 24 May 2011 to 19 September 2014)
Amama Mbabazi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mparo, Rukiga, Uganda
 18 
James Kabarebe
(Politician, Military officer)
James Kabarebe
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
 19 
Hamis Kiggundu
(Businessperson, Writer)
Hamis Kiggundu
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lukerere, Kalungu, Uganda
 20 
Kale Kayihura
(Military personnel)
Kale Kayihura
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uganda
 21 
Godfrey Binaisa
(5th President of Uganda)
Godfrey Binaisa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
Died: August 5, 2010
 22 
Rebecca Kadaga
(First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda)
Rebecca Kadaga
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kamuli, Uganda
 23 
Kayumba Nyamwasa
(General, Diplomat)
Kayumba Nyamwasa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
 24 
Mowzey Radio
(Musician)
Mowzey Radio
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Busoga, Uganda
Died: February 1, 2018
 25 
Sam Kutesa
(Member of the Ruling National Resistance Movement)
Sam Kutesa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uganda Protectorate Uganda
 26 
Spice Diana
(Musician)
Spice Diana
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1996 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 27 
Elly Tumwine
(Commander of the National Resistance Army)
Elly Tumwine
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uganda
 28 
Stella Nyanzi
(Human rights activist)
Stella Nyanzi
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jinja, Uganda
 29 
Miria Obote
(First Lady of Uganda)
Miria Obote
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kawempe, Kampala, Uganda
 30 
Patrick Karegeya
(Politician, Military personnel)
Patrick Karegeya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Mbarara, Uganda
Died: December 13, 2013
 31 
Moses Ali
(Participated in 1971 Ugandan coup d'état)
Moses Ali
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adjumani, Uganda
 32 
Jessica Alupo
(9th Vice President of Uganda)
Jessica Alupo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Katakwi, Uganda
 33 
Gaetano Kagwa
(Actor, Radio presenter)
Gaetano Kagwa
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 34 
David Rubadiri
(Poet ranked as one of Africa's most widely anthologized and celebrated poets to emerge after independence)
David Rubadiri
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liuli, Tanzania
Died: September 15, 2018
 35 
Sabiiti Muzeyi
(Ugandan military officer)
Sabiiti Muzeyi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 36 
Flavia Tumusiime
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 37 
Rashidi Kawawa
(Politician)
Rashidi Kawawa
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Matepwende, Tanganyika
Died: December 31, 2009
 38 
Clare Akamanzi
(Politician, Lawyer)
Clare Akamanzi
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 39 
Margaret Kenyatta
(Kenyan Politician Who Served as the Mayor of Nairobi from 1970 to 1976)
Margaret Kenyatta
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Died: April 5, 2017
 40 
Cleopa Msuya
(Politician)
Cleopa Msuya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanganyika Territory
 41 
Kahinda Otafiire
(Military officer, Politician)
Kahinda Otafiire
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mitooma, Uganda
 42 
Monica Musenero
(Ugandan women scientist)
Monica Musenero
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Patete, Butebo District, Uganda
 43 
Micere Githae Mugo
(Kenyan-born Zimbabwean Author, Playwright, Poet, and Activist)
Micere Githae Mugo
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Baricho, Kirinyaga District, Kenya
 44 
Henry Tayali
(Artist)
Henry Tayali
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Serenje
Died: July 22, 1987
 45 
Beti Kamya-Turwomwe
(Founder and president of the Uganda Federal Alliance)
Beti Kamya-Turwomwe
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nakuru, Kenya
 46 
Jim Muhwezi
(Lawyer, Politician)
Jim Muhwezi
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uganda
 47 
Pamela Mboya
(Kenyan Diplomat, Political Activist and the Wife of Tom Mboya, One of the Founding Father's of Kenya)
Pamela Mboya
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Maseno, Kenya
Died: January 26, 2009
 48 
Agnes Kalibata
(Agricultural Scientist, Policymaker)
Agnes Kalibata
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthplace: Rwanda
 49 
Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo
(Entrepreneur and a former minister in the Buganda government)
Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Uganda
 50 
Kanyama Chiume
(Politician, Teacher)
Kanyama Chiume
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malawi
Died: November 21, 2007