A lawyer by profession, Kagayi is a Ugandan oral poet, storyteller, author and teacher. He has performed poetry at the National theatre for 9 years and his works have been adopted for theatre, screen, audio productions, street performances and academics in East Africa.
His efforts have inspired many young people to start their poetry initiatives like; Katochi Poets, Verse In Vac, Rock Pride Poets, Kelele@Makerere, the Makerere Law School ‘Ben Kiwanuka’ Memorial Poetry Night, and the Zonzorra Poetry Night, all started by students he has mentored.
Kagayi is also the founder of Kitara Nation, a company that advocates for the preservation of oral traditions through poetry and storytelling. The ‘kitara’ Poets have staged various poetry shows both locally and internationally in various communities and festivals. Kitara Nation also runs KINAPO BOOKS, a ‘poets only’ publishing house in Uganda.