Former Attorney General Peter Nyombi has died.
Nyombi who passed on last evening of hypertension on his way to at SAS Clinic from Ambassador Henry Mayega’s home in Ntinda.
Like it has been the norm, the families had come together at Mayega’s home and that is where his health deteriorated.
According Amb. Mayega, his elder brother was normal and didn’t complain of anybody pain but situation worsened before he was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Another young brother to the deceased, Timothy Sekirayi Kajja
said his elder brother was a pillar of unity in the family and his departure only aggravates situation given that the family has just lost their father last December.
“My big brother, my father, my mentor, my inspiration. You have left us confused. I hoped we would celebrate so many years to come together but it has not been possible. I will miss you so much you can’t imagine but I believe it was your time. The family won’t be the same without you. You have literally made all of us what we are. We pray that we stay focused without you. We have shared so many good and bad memories but as you know you have always taken charge and been exemplary. What am I going to do without you our dear Musika Hon. Peter Nyombi? Mr. Sekirayi said.
Nyombi was born in Nakasongola District, on 23 April 1954, to Eriakimu Kajja, a schoolteacher and Mrs. Kajja. Nyombi is one of thirteen siblings. Some of his brothers are Dr. John Musisi Senyonyi, the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University ,Ambassador Henry Mayega, Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to the peoples’ Republic of China and Mr Wilberforce Kyambadde, Deputy Treasury General (Budgeting) in the Forum for Democratic Change political party.
Nyombi attended Nakasongola Primary School. He then studied at Kings College Buddo for his O-Level and A-Level education. In 1973, he was admitted to Makerere University. He studied law, graduating in 1976, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In 1977, he received the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
He went into private practice but he moved into government under the Inspectorate of Government where he worked as Director Legal Affair, from IG, he went back into private under Nyombi and Company Advocates based at Amber House. It is from here that he successfully contested against Minister Muruli Mukasa for Nakasongola County and defeated him to parliament from where he was appointed Attorney General.He will be laid to rest in Nakasongola town council alongside his father