EXCLUSIVE: Kagame To Attend Kutesa Dad's Memorial Service In Rwanda


help geneva; font-size: small;”>Impeccable sources have told that Kutesa and his wife travelled to Rwanda on Saturday in preparation for tomorrow’s function.

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cost geneva; font-size: small;”>Kutesa’s father Kosiya Kyamuhangire succumbed to meningitis in 1952 during an evangelical mission in Rwanda.

He was buried in Gahini, a stronghold for the Anglican Church.

Several top ministers from Uganda and Rwanda will grace the occasion.

Kyamuhangire passed away when Kutesa was only three years old.

Neither Kutesa nor Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Amb. James Mugume was readily available for comment.

Who is Kutesa?

Sam Kahamba Kutesa is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet, a position he has held since 13 January 2005.

He is also the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for “Mawogola County”, Sembabule District.

He was born on 1 February 1949.

He is a close associate of President Yoweri Museveni and was previously the Minister of State for Investment, from 2001 until 2005.

Kutesa holds a law degree Bachelor of Law (LLB). He also holds the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala.

Work experience

From 1973 until 2001 Sam Kutesa was in private law practice. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mbarara North Constituency, between 1980 until 1985 in then General Tito Okello Lutwa government.

He served as Attorney General between 1985 and 1986. Between 1994 and 1995, he served as a delegate to the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Ugandan Constitution.

He was elected MP for Mawogola County in 2001 and was re-elected in 2006. He is the current incumbent.

Museveni appointed Sam Kutesa as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2005. Kutesa had been State Minister for Investments and took over the Foreign Ministry following the death of James Wapakhabulo.

He is a member of the ruling National Resistance Movement political party. On Saturday, 16 August 2008, Sam Kutesa took as his wife, Edith Gasana, at a ceremony held at his residence in Nakasero, a Kampala suburb, and attended by Museveni and Uganda’s First Lady, and MP for Ruhaama County, Ntungamo District, Janet Kataaha Museveni.


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