John Ssenseko Kulubya passes on

By Taddeo Bwambale

He passed away this morning at Case Hospital, according to the Hospital's medical director, Dr Patrick Kaliika.

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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.


Tentative programme:

Wednesday     vigil at his home in Ggaba

Thursday         Requiem service at Namirembe Cathedral

Friday              Burial at his ancestral home in Mityana