Joel Kaguta was born on February 12, 1987. He is the Programmes Director for South Rwenzori Messiah Radio. He replaced Kabugho Florence, the current Woman Member of Parliament for Kasese District in 2017. He hails from Mahango village, Mahango Parish and Mahango sub county and he is married to Janet Kabugho. He went to Mahango primary school before joining Mahango Seed Secondary School for O level in 2005. He attended his A level education from Kasese High School.
Kaguta holds a National Diploma of Journalism from Liberty College of Management and Journalism and a bachelor of Journalism and Communication from Uganda Pentecostal University.
Before joining Messiah Radio, Kaguta started his own local broadcasting system in his home village and this inspired him to advance his journalism to another level. In April 2019, Kaguta trained in Radio and Television Production at Media Challenge Initiative in Kansanga, a Kampala suburb.