New NRM lawyer Oscar John Kihika

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman Yoweri Museveni has appointed city lawyer Oscar John Kihika as the party’s lead legal counsel.

A partner at Byenkya, Kihika and Company Advocates, counsel Kihika was President of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) between 2007 and 2009.

The 53-year old Kihika is a sporty person who has excelled at squash, table tennis and also participates in motorsport administration. He is also a music enthusiast, more commonly known in Kampala for his jazz show, ‘Oscar and Friends’.

Kihika replaces James Mukasa Sebugenyi, who was also ULS President between 2013 and 2014.

Other lawyers who have represented the NRM and its Chairman Yoweri Museveni at different times include Kiwanuka Kiryowa, a partner at Kiwanuka and Karugire Advocates and John Mary Mugisha.

Both Kiwanuka Kiryowa and Mugisha represented the NRM in the ‘rebel MP’ case that was instituted by then Secretary General John Patrick Amama Mbabazi against MPs Theodore Sekikubo, Wilfred Niwagaba, Barnabas Tinkasimire and Muhammad Nsereko.