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 permission follows a successful application by the Uganda Law Society-ULS which was supported by an affidavit by its current president Pheona Nabasa Wall, who told the court that the ULS Act requires them to conduct an AGM annually as soon as convenient, after December 31.
The question at the center of the debate is whether a sitting President who is protected from being sued can on the other hand sue under the same constitution that granted him immunity.
Article 98 clause 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda gives immunity to a sitting President not to be subjected to any court proceedings except in presidential election petitions.