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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Makerere University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Makerere University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Makerere University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Makerere University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Makerere University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Makerere University.

Examples of graduates on this list include Mahmood Mamdani and Joseph Kabila.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Makerere University?” and “Which celebrities are Makerere University alumni?”

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Mwai Kibaki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Mwai Kibaki Politician, Economist

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Mahmood Mamdani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Mahmood Mamdani Author, Teacher

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Julius Nyerere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Julius Nyerere Politician, Teacher

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Amama Mbabazi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Amama Mbabazi Politician, Lawyer

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Novelist, Author, Essayist

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Moses Ali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Moses Ali Politician, Military Officer, Rebel

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Betty Oyella Bigombe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni

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John Sentamu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
John Sentamu Cleric

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Kizza Besigye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Kizza Besigye Politician, Physician

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Matthew Lukwiya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Matthew Lukwiya Physician

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Milton Obote is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Milton Obote Politician

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Sam Kutesa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Sam Kutesa Politician, Lawyer

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Norbert Mao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Norbert Mao Politician, Lawyer

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Rachel Mayanja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Rachel Mayanja Diplomat, Lawyer

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Joseph Kabila is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Joseph Kabila Politician

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Okello Oculi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Okello Oculi Poet, Author

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Peter Lokeris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Peter Lokeris Accountant, Politician

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Olara Otunnu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Olara Otunnu Politician

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Jennifer Namuyangu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Jennifer Namuyangu Politician

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Senteza Kajubi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Senteza Kajubi

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Daudi Migereko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Daudi Migereko Politician, Engineer

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Peter Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni

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Jessica Eriyo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Jessica Eriyo Politician, Social Worker, Teacher

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Journalist, Author, Writer

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Adolf Mwesige is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Adolf Mwesige Politician, Lawyer

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Monica Arac de Nyeko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni

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Mugisha Muntu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Mugisha Muntu Politician, Military Officer

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Augustus Nuwagaba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Augustus Nuwagaba Professor, Social Worker, Economist

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Isaac Musumba is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Isaac Musumba Politician, Lawyer

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Andrew Mwenda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Andrew Mwenda Editor, Journalist

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Benjamin Mkapa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Benjamin Mkapa Journalist, Diplomat

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David Serwadda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
David Serwadda Researcher, Physician

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Janat Mukwaya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Janat Mukwaya Politician, Military Officer

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Charles Onyango-Obbo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Charles Onyango-Obbo Journalist, Writer

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Vincent Nyanzi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Vincent Nyanzi Politician

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Emmanuel Otala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Emmanuel Otala Politician, Physician

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Jessica Alupo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Jessica Alupo Politician, Military Officer

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Rebecca Kadaga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Rebecca Kadaga Politician, Lawyer

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Werikhe Kafabusa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Werikhe Kafabusa Politician

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Richard Nduhura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Richard Nduhura Politician, Veterinarian

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Elly Tumwine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Elly Tumwine Military Officer, Teacher

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Fred Mukisa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Fred Mukisa Politician, Teacher

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Kabakumba Masiko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Kabakumba Masiko Politician

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Rukiya Chekamondo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Rukiya Chekamondo Politician, Teacher

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Kahinda Otafiire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Kahinda Otafiire Politician, Military Officer

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Ruth Nankabirwa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Ruth Nankabirwa Politician, Artist

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Richard Byarugaba is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Richard Byarugaba Accountant

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Fred Ruhindi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Fred Ruhindi Politician, Lawyer

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Kiddu Makubuya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Kiddu Makubuya Politician, Lawyer

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Sezi Mbaguta is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Makerere University Alumni
Sezi Mbaguta Politician