The Uganda Christian Lawyers’ Fraternity (UCLF) has re-elected Mrs. Anne Twinomugisha Muhairwe as the association’s president.
UCLF is an association of Christian legal professionals which was started in 1986 as a fellowship of Christian law students. It was registered as an NGO in 2005 and has since grown to over 500 members who are working in the different facets of the Justice, Law and Order Sector and the Private Sector. It is an association of Christian Legal Professionals sharing their faith in Christ, promoting access to justice and respect for human dignity through speaking up, fellowship, mentorship and defending the rights of the vulnerable.
Mrs. Twinomugisha who is also the Deputy Inspector General of Government (IGG), was reelected on Saturday during the Annual General Meeting of the fraternity. UCLF continues to render free legal Aid services to more than 1000 indigents, vulnerable, children at risk and Prisoners.
She is a seasoned lawyer and a member of the Uganda Law Society, and has served under the East African Law Society and Uganda Federation of Women Lawyers. She also spent 15 years in the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs under various portfolios; first as a prosecutor in the General Court Martial and rose through the ranks to the level of principal legal officer.
According to the IGG website, Ms Twinomugisha holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University.
She is also credited for the establishment of the Veterans Legal Aid Clinic and creating a supportive mechanism for women’s involvement in peace building.