Former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ssebagala is dead

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Dead: Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala; Next Media Photo

Former Kampala Mayor Al-Hajj Nasser Ntegge Ssebagala has passed on.

Hajji Ssebagala died at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he was admitted a few weeks after he allegedly slipped and fell in his bathroom.

The news of his death has been conformed by his brother and Kawempe North MP, Hajji Latif Ssebagala in a press conference. Latif said doctors discovered Ssebagala had intestinal obstruction.

Burial will be tomorrow (Sunday) according to Latif.

A veteran politician and a businessman, Ssebagala had plans to contest again for the LordMayorship in the upcoming general elections.

A subscribed member of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Ssebagala had already picked nomination papers to contest for the position.

Ssebagala came into political limelight in 1998 when he gave a shot at the mayorship of Kampala City under the Democratic Party, a race he won beating government leaning candidates.

He was however arrested in the United States a few moths later on charges of fraud and slapped with a 15 month jail sentence before he returned to Uganda in February 2000.

He again contested and won the mayorship in 2006 and served a five-year term but could not succeed in getting another term of office.

In 2011, President Museveni appointed Ssebagala a minister without portfolio but his appointment was rejected by the parliamentary appointments committee on grounds of having a criminal record and having no academic qualifications for the job.

Museveni later appointed him a presidential adviser. Lately, he announced he was joining the opposition NUP, and picked nomination forms to contest under their flag.

This story will be updated….

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