John Ssenseko Kulubya, one of the wealthiest and propertied Ugandans is dead, The Nile Post can confirm.
The cause of his death is not yet known but we have been told that he has been ailing for some time. He suffered a stroke in March this year.
Popularly known as Omwana W’omwami, Kulubya was born in 1935.
His father is the late Sserwano Ssenseko Wofunira Kulubya, who served as mayor of Kampala from 1959 until 1961, and was the first African mayor of Kampala.
Kulubya owns buildings and sizeable tracts of land in prime areas of the capital city of Kampala and in other areas of Uganda’s Central region as Lugazi.
He ran, unsuccessfully for the position of Mayor of Kampala, in 2006. This was not his first foray in politics.
The son of a wealthy landowner, Kulubya had the distinction of opting to support the nascent Democratic Party headed by Benedicto Kiwanuka at the eve of Uganda’s independence in 1962. Kulubya’s father was a diehard Uganda People’s Congress Party headed by then to be Prime Minister Milton Obote.
In a wide ranging interview, Kulubya attributed his love for DP to maverick Kiwanuka’s appeal to the young.
Trained as an engineer in the United Kingdom, Kulubya served in the Uganda Transport Company (UTC) that was responsible for public transport. He was the assistant engineer in the company, possibly the first African at such a high level in the company.
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