Former Attorney General and Buruuli County MP, Peter Nyombi will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Nakasongola District, Wednesday- The family has confirmed.
Nyombi, a seasoned politician and lawyer, succumbed to hypertension at SAS clinic in Wandegeya, Kampala, Sunday evening. He served as Attorney General between May 2011 and March of 2015 before being defenestrated in a cabinet reshuffle.
According to a family member Daniel Kajubi, Nyombi’s body was delivered at his home for a service and vigil.
“Tuesday morning at 10:00am, the body will be taken to Namirembe Cathedral for a service before being taken to Nakasongola for a vigil and burial on Wednesday not later than 2:00pm.”
Nyombi’s widow, Juliana Kyejimbo says that her husband’s death was as shocking because Nyombi was not ill.
“He wasn’t ill, if he was then he did not show, because on Sunday he was weak and I asked him to rest but he insisted he should go to church and he went and returned,” she said.
Solomon Nyombi, the late’s son eulogised his father as a man who stood by what he believed in even if the whole world was against him.
“He was a man of God, even when on his last day, he went to church in the morning,” he said.
Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa praised Nyombi as a calm and candid lawyer who supported the NRM ardently.
“Government will decide how to handle his send off and we shall, be communicating.”
Nyombi was born to a teacher (Eriakimu Kajja) and a housewife on April 23, 1954.
He went to Nakasongola Primary School and then King’s College Budo for his secondary education.
His academics further saw him study law at Makerere University and graduate in 1976 with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
The following year, Nyombi received a diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC).
For almost a decade since that time, Nyombi served as state attorney in the justice ministry’s department of public prosecution.
From 1986 until 1996, he worked as counsel in the Inspectorate of Government, after which he served as the director of legal affairs in the same office until 2001.
At a time of general elections, Nyombi joined Parliament after being elected as ‘Buruuli County’ representative.
In 2011, he was appointed Attorney General, a position he served in until 2015.