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Date of Funeral

December 11, 2022

Date of birth: 31st July 1944

Date of death: 2nd December 2022

Parents: Siriri Basajjasubi (RIP) and Maama Rosa Nabakooza (RIP)

Wife: Dr. Margaret Muganwa Kamya


  • Joseph Kaggwa (RIP)
  • Anthony Kiwanuka (RIP)
  • Emmanuel Lubega (RIP)


  • Martin Muwonge
  • Dorothy Namatovu
  • Eugene Kasozi
  • Anne
  • Caroline Nansamba
  • Michael Semakula
  • Agnes Nasozi
  • Immaculate Nabukeera
  • Philomena Nabukenya
  • Bart Mulinde
  • Alfred Nsamba
  • Petrin Nalubega
  • Ferdinand Mpuga
  • Cyril
  • Eva Kuteesa
  • Helen Mirembe


  • Ayana Jane Ruggier-Kamya
  • Stephanie Semakula
  • Theodore Mwesigwa Charles Kamya-Mcconville
  • Maria-Dolores Sanyu Kamya Abooki
  • Lorenzo Wasswa Kamya Amooti
  • Rafael Kato Kamya Adyeri
  • Zalika Poppy Kenzazi Nsamba
  • Niara Pippa Kenkwanzi Nsamba
  • Annabelle Namulindwa Kamya
  • Adaline Nansukusa Kamya
  • Amari Ssubi Kamya

Education Background

  • Kasenene Primary School – owned by his father
  • Kyabakadde Primary School
  • Nyenga Seminary
  • Namilyango College
  • University College of Nairobi – Architecture

Career Background

  • Started his professional life working with Architectural Firm Cobb Archer and Partners, Nairobi. Transferred to Kampala office.
  • Joined Tudor and Power as an Associate Partner in Kampala.
  • 1972 – opened his own firm, Associated Architects which became one of the most successful firms in the country at the time.
  • Opened a brand of his practice in Nairobi.
  • Returned to Uganda in 1986 to continue serving the people of Uganda.
  • Served as a Senior Consultant Architect for UNDP over the 1990s for 10 years, based in London, designing buildings for them across many African countries including Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Zambia, Somalia and Mozambique.
  • Returned his base to Uganda late 1990s, to contribute to national development.
  • He designed and supervised the construction of many notable buildings in Kampala including UDB Towers currently occupied my MTN, the Civil Aviation Headquarters in Entebbe, the Cotton Development Authority Building and others.
  • 2000 onwards he embarked into the area of real estate development and successfully designed and built the iconic Simbamanyo House on Lumumba Avenue and later Afrique Suites Hotel in Mutungo.


In addition to mentoring many young architects over the years, Arch. Peter Kamya established a financial grant for the best student each year at the School of Architecture at Makerere University having himself been the best student of his graduation year at University College Nairobi.

He served on several professional Boards including serving as Chairman of the Uganda Tourist Board, the Board of Nsambya hospital, Chairman of Uganda Board of Architects, and Bugolobi Primary school amongstothers.


Arch. Peter Kamya had always had a strong faith having been raised by a father who was himself a devout catechist and school teacher. He subsequently went on to support many religious activities for the Catholic Church, spearheading the building of churches and supporting the clergy.

He shared family and religious training with many clergy including His Grace, the late Cyprian Kizito-Lwanga who hailed from the same Parish of Naggalama. His Grace was a childhood family friend who shared his formative life with Arch. Peter Kamya and his younger brothers.

In the footsteps of his father who championed the education of children, Arch. Peter Kamya built a school, St. Siriri Nursery and Primary School – Bunyiri, for local orphans and vulnerable children who would otherwise not be able to afford to go to school.

To ensure that people in his home area have access to good health care, Arch. Peter Kamya instituted a medical insurance scheme for residents at Naggalama Hospital were local people could go and receive treatment and medical attention at his cost.

Arch Peter’s final project to give back to the community was the creation and donation of Our Lady of Africa Grotto at St. Anatoli Kirigwaijo Catholic Parish, Kitoba, Hoima that was inaugurated on April 22 nd this very year of 2022.

The family of the late Arch. Peter Kamya and Dr. Margret Muganwa Kamya of Mutungo Hill with deep sorrow announces the death of their beloved Architect Peter Kamya which occurred on Friday, 02nd December 2022 at Agha Khan Hospital, Nairobi- Kenya.

Vigil will be held at the family residence in Mutungo Hill, Plot 300 Circular Road on Friday, 09th December 2022 at 05:00pm.

There will be a Requiem Mass at Our Lady of Africa Mbuya on Saturday, 10th December 2022 starting at 03:00pm.

Burial will take place at their ancestral home in Bunyiri, Kyaggwe on Sunday, 11th December 2022 starting with a Requiem Mass at 11:00am.

Informed are; Relatives, Friends and In-laws.




  1. REPLY
    Jane Mote says

    Peter was a wonderful, generous, warm, witty and clever man. He was always interested in people and loved new challenges. He made me feel very welcome when I visited and worked with his daughter on film projects in Uganda. His energy and creativity will be missed. Condolences to all the family.

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    Farouk Ssewankambo Masagazi says

    The late Arch. Peter Kamya was a real role model to me and I believe to many of my age. Full of words of wisdom and encouragement, Arch Kamya never failed to guide us in various ways. He was a hard working, honest and spiritual person who valued friends and all who crossed his path in life. Heartfelt condolences to the family and may Arch Peter Kamya’s soul rest in eternal peace. Fare thee well Uncle Peter…

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    Caroline says

    From his daughter Caroline
    “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.”
    Miss you Dad. See you when my time comes. Miss you so very much. Especially your warm smile laughter and humour. Xx

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