The judiciary has released burial arrangements for the late Court of Appeal Judge, Kenneth Kakuru who passed on at the age of 65 at Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to the Official programme released by the Judiciary, there is a Programme for the Special Court of Appeal Session to Honour The Late Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru, Justice of the Court of Appeal Held at the Judiciary Headquarters today 9th, March 2023 starting at 2:00PM
On Wednesday March, 8th the body of late Hon Justice Kenneth Kenneth arrived at Entebbe Airport at midnight. and taken to at A PLUS funeral home.
Today, Thursday 9th March at 2pm body arrives at the High Court for a special session. At 4:00pm the body will be taken for over night vigil at his Buziga home (Fred Kambugu Close)
On Friday 10th March at 9:00am there will be a church service at All Saints Church Nakasero and at 2:00pm Body will be transported to Mbarara at rwebushuri for the final vigil
On Saturday 11th March there will be a Final funeral service at St James cathedral Ruharo at 10:00am and a Final burial at Rwebushuri at 4:00pm
Kenneth Kakuru, born in 1958 was a Ugandan lawyer and judge, who served as a justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, since May 2013
He was born in Uganda and attended local schools for his primary and secondary school education. He studied law at Makerere University, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Later, he graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, also from Makerere University.
His Diploma in Legal Practice was obtained from the Law Development Centre, in Kampala. He also held a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Educational Policy Planning and Development, awarded by Kyambogo University
Kakuru was the founder and Senior Partner of the law firm of Kakuru & Company Advocates, a Kampala-based law firm, established in 1987.
He established a reputation as an environmental rights attorney and an expert in public interest litigation. He founded and at the time of his death still served as a non-executive director of Greenwatch Uganda, an environmental advocacy non-profit.
He was a member of the Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide and the International Bar Association. He was also 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.
Kenneth Kakuru was married to the late Winnie Ikiriza Kakuru (1 June 1958 to 8 March 2009), from 12 September 1987 until her death in 2009, and together they are the parents of three children, Sama, Tracy and Rose. On 14 January 2012, he married Charity Nankunda Kakuru, his current wife.