Former Kampala Lord Mayor Al-Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala is dead

RIP: Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Former Kampala Lord Mayor Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala is dead. Sebaggala died on Saturday 26, September 2020 morning at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), according to family sources.

Available information indicates that Sebaggala fell in his home in Munyonyo on September 7, and was rushed to IHK with abdominal complications. At IHK he was diagnosed with intussusception; a condition in which one segment of intestine inverts within another, causing an intestinal obstruction.

He was subsequently subjected to an emergency surgery which was successfully performed. He, however, did not recover well until he was pronounced dead on Saturday 26th morning.

Sebaggala, a former member of the Democratic Party (DP) had recently returned to the political scene when he sought the endorsement of the People Power pressure group to contest for the position of Kampala Lord Mayor, for yet another turn. 

He said he was considering a comeback to offer his experience in supporting programmes to eradicate poverty and unemployment among the youths in the capital. 

Prior to this move, Sebaggala had served as an advisor to President Yoweri Museveni in 2012.  However, he said he had tendered in his resignation to the president in pursuit for what he referred to as an opportunity for bigger national service to Ugandans. 

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The seasoned politician came to the limelight in the late 90s’ when he won the race for the Mayor of Kampala beating Wasswa Biriggwa and Christopher Yiga.

However, he did not complete his term of office after he was arrested in the United States of America on charges of making false statements, bank fraud, and transporting altered securities.

To many Ugandans, after crisscrossing from several political parties, and settling in the NRM, Sebaggala was due for retirement.  However, Sebaggala said that politicians don’t retire, they only take a rest and return whenever necessary to offer leadership.