Makerere University

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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Julius Nyerere
(Politician)
Julius Nyerere
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Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: October 14, 1999
 2 
Mwai Kibaki
(Former President of Kenya)
Mwai Kibaki
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gatuyaini

Mwai Kibaki is a Kenyan politician. From 2002 to 2013, Kibaki served as the president of Kenya. Before being elected as the third president of Kenya, Kibaki served as the vice-president of Kenya from 1978 to 1988. Apart from being a politician, Kibaki is an avid golfer and is one of the most important members of the Muthaiga Golf Club.

 3 
Milton Obote
(Ex Prime Minister and 2nd & 7th President of Uganda)
Milton Obote
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Apac, Uganda
Died: October 10, 2005
 4 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
(Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamiriithu, Kenya
 5 
John Sentamu
(Archbishop of York and Primate of England from 2005 to 2020)
John Sentamu
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda

Born in Uganda, John Sentamu was a Supreme Court lawyer in his country before he fled to the U.K., having faced jail for criticizing President Idi Amin. He later devoted himself to theology and became the Archbishop of York, thus also becoming first black Archbishop of Britain.

 6 
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
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was a Kenyan political leader who played an important role in Kenya's struggle for independence. After Kenya's independence, Oginga Odinga served as the country's first vice-president from 12 December 1964 to 14 April 1966. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga is best remembered for his autobiography Not Yet Uhuru.
 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 
Martin Ssempa
(Founder of the Makerere Community Church)
Martin Ssempa
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Masaka, Uganda
 9 
Benjamin Mkapa
(Politician)
Benjamin Mkapa
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ndanda, Tanzania
Died: July 24, 2020
 10 
Joseph Kabila
(4th President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Joseph Kabila
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
 11 
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
 12 
Anne Kansiime
(Africa's Queen of Comedy)
Anne Kansiime
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mparo, Rukiga, Uganda
 13 
Bobi Wine
(Politician, Musician)
Bobi Wine
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nkozi, Uganda
 14 
Hamis Kiggundu
(Businessperson, Writer)
Hamis Kiggundu
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lukerere, Kalungu, 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 
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
 17 
David Muhoozi
(Ugandan Military Officer)
David Muhoozi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 18 
James Kabarebe
(Politician, Military officer)
James Kabarebe
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
 19 
Kizza Besigye
(President of the Forum for Democratic Change)
Kizza Besigye
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rukungiri, Uganda
 20 
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
 21 
Kayumba Nyamwasa
(General, Diplomat)
Kayumba Nyamwasa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
 22 
Mowzey Radio
(Musician)
Mowzey Radio
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Busoga, Uganda
Died: February 1, 2018
 23 
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
 24 
Elly Tumwine
(Commander of the National Resistance Army)
Elly Tumwine
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uganda
 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 
Miria Obote
(First Lady of Uganda)
Miria Obote
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kawempe, Kampala, Uganda
 28 
Patrick Karegeya
(Politician, Military personnel)
Patrick Karegeya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Mbarara, Uganda
Died: December 13, 2013
 29 
Jessica Alupo
(9th Vice President of Uganda)
Jessica Alupo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Katakwi, Uganda
 30 
Kale Kayihura
(Military personnel)
Kale Kayihura
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uganda
 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 
Gaetano Kagwa
(Actor, Radio presenter)
Gaetano Kagwa
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 33 
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
 34 
Stella Nyanzi
(Human rights activist)
Stella Nyanzi
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jinja, Uganda
 35 
Rashidi Kawawa
(Politician)
Rashidi Kawawa
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Matepwende, Tanganyika
Died: December 31, 2009
 36 
Flavia Tumusiime
(Actress)
Flavia Tumusiime
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
 37 
Sabiiti Muzeyi
(Ugandan military officer)
Sabiiti Muzeyi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 38 
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
Margaret Kenyatta was a Kenyan politician who served as the Mayor of Nairobi from 1970 to 1976. An important politician, she also served as her country's Permanent Representative to the UN from 1976 to 1986. Margaret Kenyatta is also remembered as the daughter of Jomo Kenyatta, who served as Kenya's first president.
 39 
Clare Akamanzi
(Politician, Lawyer)
Clare Akamanzi
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
 40 
Cleopa Msuya
(Politician)
Cleopa Msuya
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanganyika Territory
 41 
Monica Musenero
(Ugandan women scientist)
Monica Musenero
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Patete, Butebo District, Uganda
 42 
Henry Tayali
(Artist)
Henry Tayali
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Serenje
Died: July 22, 1987
 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
Micere Githae Mugo is a Kenyan-born Zimbabwean author, playwright, poet, and activist. A literary critic, she also serves as the professor of literature at Syracuse University's Department of African American Studies. Over the years, Micere Githae Mugo has received several prestigious awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in African Literature from the Royal African Society in 2021.
 44 
Agnes Kalibata
(Rwandan Agricultural Scientist)
Agnes Kalibata
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthplace: Rwanda
 45 
Kahinda Otafiire
(Military officer, Politician)
Kahinda Otafiire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mitooma, Uganda
 46 
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
Pamela Mboya was a Kenyan diplomat and political activist. She is best remembered as the wife of Tom Mboya, who is counted among the founding fathers of Kenya. Pamela Mboya became an iconic figure in Kenya during the 1970s after images of her grieving the death of her husband in 1969 spread like wildfire throughout the country; Tom was assassinated.   
 47 
Kanyama Chiume
(Politician, Teacher)
Kanyama Chiume
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malawi
Died: November 21, 2007
 48 
Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo
(Ugandan Politician)
Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Uganda
 49 
Thomas R. Odhiambo
(Kenyan Environmental Activist and Entomologist)
Thomas R. Odhiambo
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyanza Province, Kenya
Died: May 26, 2003
Thomas R. Odhiambo was a Kenyan environmental activist and entomologist. He is credited with founding an international scientific research institute called the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. Thomas R. Odhiambo also helped found three institutions of learning, namely the African Academy of Sciences, the Kenyan National Academy of Sciences, and the Third World Academy of Sciences.
 50 
Jim Muhwezi
(Lawyer, Politician)
Jim Muhwezi
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uganda