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Who is Anthony Wameli Yeboah?
Full details of Anthony Wameli Biography, Anthony Wameli is a Ugandan politician, attorney, a senior lawyer at Wameli & Co Advocates and Solicitors, Kampala Uganda, a businessman and a human rights advocate.
Early Life and Education
Anthony Wameli Yeboah was born in Namisindwa District, Bugishu Sub-Region in the Eastern part of Uganda. Wameli attended Kamwokya Islamic Nursery and Primary School; then City High School, Kololo from where he proceeded to Busoga and Tororo Colleges for his O’ Level education.
Wameli, then joined Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga, for his A’ Level education. After, Wameli got admitted for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Makerere University. However, he never pursued education to the end.
He was given the Education day programme, private sponsorship but half sponsored by the university because his mother was a secretary at the school of education. However, his mother had a dream one day, in the first two weeks of study at the university and this dream; his mother saw a big word “Justice”.
So when she saw that word in the dream she woke up and told his son that “I think u need to change the course and study Law”. But Wameli protested at first arguing that the course was so expensive, long study period, and very tough as compared to education saying he can’t handle it.
However, his mother insisted and finally he had to take on the law course. Wameli studied for a bachelor’s degree in Law at Makerere University from 2000-2004.
After, he proceeded to the Law Development Center, Kampala Uganda.
Wameli as well as a Certificate in International Human Rights and Good governance from Copenhagen Business School. Master’s Program (Master) Domestic Human Rights, Makerere University.
Work and Experience
Anthony Wameli Yeboah is the founder and Managing Partner, Wameli & Co. Advocates which employs 8 Advocates and has nurtured over 300 advocates through internship and practice. Wameli’s legal firm began in August 2008.
Wameli has served as a lawyer for over 13 years with a wide range of experience, including representing suspects with high profile cases like terrorism and treason.
He served as a Magistrate Grade 1 in the Chief Magistrate of Nakasongola for about 3 years that’s in September 2009-April 2011. He retired and embarked on his legal practice and to focus on his law firm something he does best.
Wameli is a general practitioner but has a bias in constitutional law, Human Rights Defense, High profile criminal Defense and Land Laws. Sometimes you will find him in the Magistrates court, in the Labour court, and by the time he takes up your case, you will be speaking the same language.
By the time Wameli completed University he had turned Born Again, a very prayerful and religious fellow and still is. He was involved in a Christian gospel Mission in Tororo after university.
Wameli did not look for a job after his Bachelor in Law; he was called for a job at a law firm in Kampala while in Tororo on a Christian gospel mission.
Wameli left Tororo, came back to Kampala and met a gentleman called Lutiba Daniel who had called him for a job, a very wonderful man with his wife Patricia as he describes them.
By then the law firm was called Omuni Legal advocates before it changed to Lutiba and Co. Advocates. “So, he asked me whether I wanted to work, I said yes I want, he asked me whether I was a born again, I said you called me from a mission ground, I have been preaching. He said you have the job, so the following day I started working with Omuni Legal Advocates”.
But serving as an attorney was not enough for Wameli, he thought of becoming a judicial officer and hopefully, he applied for the job of a Magistrate.
However, by the time Wameli applied he had not yet obtained his certificate for LDC, he had completed and waiting for graduation. He dropped in an application for a Magistrates post when he didn’t have enough paperwork, one of them was pending, and that’s the LDC Certificate.
But by faith, he applied for the post, after two years after he had graduated, enrolled as an advocate at the High Court of Uganda, working with his company Wameli and Company Advocates; Wameli received a text message from the Judicial Service Commission inviting him for an interview.
Wameli was offered the Magistrates post after the interview.
By the time he became a Magistrate, he already had a Law Firm and he thought someone would buy out his interest in his law firm, continue with the law firm serving the people and also make some money as the owner but he failed to get that person, he failed to get that deal through.
His dream to serve as a lawyer continued to haunt Wameli and every day he would resign as a magistrate because he needed to be sure he continued working.
One day he made up his mind to either choose to be a practitioner in private practice or to be a judicial officer, and he chose private practice. Wameli who did not have any regret while serving as a magistrate is now into private legal practice.
His admirations for senior lawyers have seen him handle high profile cases. Wameli always makes sure that his clients commit themselves to him as their lawyer.
Wameli’s legal practice is not only about earning money, if it was he would be very rich but in some cases, he does it to deliver justice to the needy people in the country to help them get justice.
Apart from legal practice, Wameli was a gospel preacher who liked performing Christian ministry work mostly at Ebenezer Christian Fellowship in Kayanya.
He is a very prayerful man.
Skills and Endorsements
- Data Privacy
- Dispute Resolution
- Due Diligence
- Litigation Support
- Legal Document Preparation
- Corporate Governance
- Contractual Agreements
Anthony Wameli was the National Unity Platform (NUP)/People Power Movement lawyer. He and others represented and currently representing NUP jailed supporters.
Wameli was also the lead lawyer representing Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s election petition case filed to the Supreme Court seeking nullification of Museveni’s victory who has been in power for 37 years through the 14 January 2021 polls.
Known for being a human rights lawyer, Mr Wameli shot to Limelight several years ago when he represented suspects accused of killing the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Mr Wameli was currently representing the alleged rebel leader of the Allied Democratic Forces Jamil Mukulu. He was also representing former presidential candidate Gen Henry Tumukunde treason case.
Uganda’s elections were marred by violence ahead of polling day as well as an internet shutdown that remained in force until four days after the vote. Social media sites remained restricted, opened later but Facebook remains closed, according to the government Facebook is the leading platform for propaganda and inciting violence.
Police surrounded Bobi Wine’s home for days after the elections, with authorities citing an urgent need to prevent him from leading protests. They withdrew from Wine’s residence last week after a judge ruled that Wine’s home is not a detention facility.
The legal team under this case was led by Anthony Wameli.
Anthony Wameli was married with three sons
Anthony Wameli was a soccer fan who subscribe to the Manchester United football team.
Political persecution of Bobi wine Supporters | Comrade Sanya Muhydin inside courtroom.
Thanks so much for helping me know our dear comrade Council Wameli better. It is so sad that his life has ended just like that. I pray that God will avenge him. I’m happy he was born again. I’m sure he has fought a good fight and is in Abraham’s bosom right now. We will miss him a lot. May God also keep his young family.