On September 10 2021, the Uganda Law Society-ULS named Wameli as the criminal defense lawyer of the year. The ULS Annual General Meeting also voted Wameli and Company Advocates, which employs eight Advocates as the law firm of the year.
The Uganda Law Society has appealed to
its members for assistance to settle medical bills for one of their colleagues Lawyer Anthony Wameli.
Although it's not clear how much
Wameli's bill is.Since September 2021, Wameli has been bedridden at Boston Medical Center in
Massachusetts in the United States of America where he is
currently battling stage four cancer. Wameli, the head of the National Unity Platform's Legal Department had
earlier been admitted in the same hospital during the month of June and July
In a statement issued by the
Uganda Law Society Council on Wednesday, the Council chaired by Pheona Wall Nabasa
states that they have learnt that Wameli's long stay and treatment in the United States of America is very costly and has taken a toll on the family.
"We would like to extend our
gratitude to the ULS members that have extended financial support towards his
treatment through various platforms and groups. We however believe that as a
membership, we can do more to support our member and his family during this
trying time," reads the statement in part.
It adds that "it is for the above
reason that ULS leadership would like to appeal to members to generously make a
contribution towards Advocate Anthony Yeboah Wameli's treatment. All
contributions will be handed to his family thereafter."
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on
phone, the ULS President Pheona Wall Nabasa says that prior to Wameli's sickness,
he was one of the most active members of ULS and a champion for the rule
As a result, Nabasa says that as ULS, they
have sent a notice to their members via email and calling upon other well-wishers
to support him.
According to Nabaasa, although she
believes that Wameli is a strong and a prayerful person, he is at that critical
stage when he needs much more care and support including keeping him in prayers
to recover quickly.
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When we contacted Wameli to ask how much his bill is, he told our reporter that it’s not possible for him at
the moment to respond to the question.
A few weeks ago, Wameli indicated that
it was difficult to estimate how much has so far been spent and what is
expected to be spent. He however hastened to add that one thing is for sure, that
skyrocketing of the bill is expected.
On September 10 2021, the Uganda Law
Society-ULS named Wameli as the criminal defense lawyer of the year. The ULS
Annual General Meeting also voted Wameli and Company Advocates, which employs
eight Advocates as the law firm of the year.
Wameli, a Pastor at Ebenezer Christian
Fellowship in Kanyanya rose to the limelight in 2017 when he represented the
suspects accused of murdering former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi,
his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver, Godfrey Mambewa.
He is also the legal representative of
Jamilu Mukulu, the alleged Supreme Commander of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF that burnt to death about one hundred teenagers in their dormitory at Kichwamba Technical Institute in August 1998 and abducted and force recruited countless young people into the rebel army.
He also has instructions to represent suspects implicated in the murder of General Katumba Wamala’s
daughter Brendah Nantongo and driver Harunah Kayondo, whom government also says are working under ADF.