Brian Oduti is a Ugandan lawyer and writer. He graduated in law from Makerere University, Kampala where he volunteered with the law school's Public Interest Law Clinic. He worked as a legal assistant with the Lutheran World Federation's legal clinic in Rwamwanja refugee camp in Western Uganda. He is a member of the Chatham House Common Futures Conversations, a 2021 World Literacy Foundation ambassador, and a judge of the 2021 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. His writing has appeared in Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Global Voices, and a Writivism Literary Initiative/Black Letter Media print anthology titled Odokonyero. He is a governance inspirator with ActionAid International Uganda.
Latest posts by Brian Oduti
Opposition members of Parliament expressed fears that the digital services tax could restrict access to social media and suppress freedom of speech, especially given the government’s unfriendly perception of digital activism.
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.