John Ssenseko Kulubya, popularly known as Omwana W'omwami, (Son of a Chief) and Uganda's most titled property mogul is dead.
Kulubya, 85, reportedly died on Tuesday morning at Case Hospital Kampala, according to Dr. Patrick Kaliika, the hospital's medical director.
He has been battling chronic kidney disease for a long time. He suffered a stroke in February this year and was rehabilitated. Recently, he developed breathing complications arising from pneumonia and was attended to by a team of specialists under intensive care.
Born in 1935, Kulubya is the son of the first African mayor of Kampala Sserwano Ssenseko Wofunira Kulubya, who served as mayor of Kampala from 1959 until 1961.
By the time of his death, Kulubya owned several properties in Kampala and was reportedly one of the biggest landlords in central Buganda.
In 2006, Kulubya campaigned for the Kampala mayoral seat as an independent candidate but told the Kikuubo traders that he believes in the Movement System, but for security purposes, he could not reveal the presidential candidate that he supports.
Wednesday vigil at his home in Ggaba
Thursday Requiem service at Namirembe Cathedral
Friday Burial at his ancestral home in Mityana