Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama

Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama

Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama is the Chairperson of the Commission.

Justice Byabakama has over 35 years experience in Legal Practice and Administration of Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (Makerere University, 1980) and a Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Development Center, 1980).

In 1992, he was appointed a principal State Attorney, and later promoted to Senior Principal State Attorney at the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) headquarters in 1996. He was elevated to the rank of Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, and appointed High Court Judge in May 2008.

Justice Byabakama served as resident Judge in Lira, Soroti and Masindi districts until his appointment to the Court of Appeal/Constitutional Court on promotion in October 2015.

In November 2016, Justice Byabakama was appointed Chairperson of the Electoral Commission for a seven (7) year term.