Brian Oduti is a Ugandan lawyer and writer. He graduated in law from Makerere University, Kampala. He has worked in refugee law with the Lutheran World Federation, and governance and youth organising with ActionAid International Uganda. He is a member of the Chatham House Common Futures Conversations, a 2021 World Literacy Foundation ambassador, a judge of the 2021 and 2022 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competitions, a 2022 AU-EU digital for development journalism competition shortlistee and a 2022 Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda Youth for Policy Migration Fellow. His writing has appeared in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Global Voices, and a Writivism Literary Initiative/Black Letter Media print anthology titled Odokonyero.
Latest posts by Brian Oduti
Why a writer is on trial for calling Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s son obese
An unapologetic critic of the Museveni government, Kakwenza rose to prominence in April 2020 when he was arrested and detained for a week by Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.
Despite updates in legislation, organisations in Uganda struggle with data protection and privacy compliance
While Ugandan legislation was recently updated to include more provisions aimed at protecting digital privacy, reality on the ground shows the majority of Ugandans are not guaranteed those rights.
Uganda holds regional e-conference on unpaid care work
The event gave women affected by COVID-19 a platform to share their experiences on existing inequalities resulting from unpaid care work and to encourage public discourse on the topic.
Afghan refugees might complicate Ugandan politics
While accepting the moral imperative of accepting refugees, there are concerns about Uganda’s human rights track record and the US government’s continued dealings with the Museveni administration.
People with disabilities left stranded during national lockdown in Uganda
In Uganda, the needs of marginalized people — especially those of persons with disabilities — were conspicuously absent in President Yoweri Museveni’s COVID-19 directives.
The future of protest in Uganda
There are parallels between police brutality in the US and Uganda, a country still haunted by the ghosts of its violent past.