End of Road: Nasser Ssebagala “Seya” candle burns out

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Kampala former Mayor Alhajji Nasser Ssebagala is Dead.

Sad: Seya is Dead former Kampala mayor is gone

Uganda’s businessman and former Kampala Mayor Al-haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala has passed on today at International Hospital Kampala (IHK).

Al-haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala also popularly known as Seya was admitted at IHK a couple of weeks ago after falling in the bathroom at his residence in Kampala.

Al-haji Nasser was born in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, on 15 November 1947. Nasser died today Saturday 26 September 2020.

Who is Al-haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala Seya?

Following the expulsion of Asians by Uganda president by then Field Marshal Idi Amin Daada in 1972, Nasser Sebaggala acquired a supermarket called UGANTICO on Nkrumah road the lower entrance to current CHAM towers, an electronics and clothes store on Kampala Road, the main thoroughfare in Kampala.

His business interests grew over time.

In 1980 Ssebaggala began hid political career but was not successful due to more intelligent and educated Democratic Party (DP) icons that covered his political abilities.

In 1998, Al-haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala made fresh political career by running for the position of Mayor of Kampala.

Ostensibly a member of the Democratic Party, Ssebaggala won the first direct elections for mayor of Kampala in 1998, beating two government-sponsored candidates.

However, he was arrested in the United States two months later, in June 1998, on eight counts of fraud and lying to U.S. customs officials.

In February 1999, he received a 15-month sentence but was paroled in December 1999.

He returned to Kampala in February 2000 to a warm welcome and considered a bid in the 2001 presidential elections.

In mid-December 2005, he broke with the Democratic Party (DP), after he came third in the party presidential primaries, which was won by Ssebaana Kizito, and registered himself as an independent.

A week later, he reversed himself, withdrawing his candidacy and announcing his support for Kizito. When he lost the Democratic Party nominations to Norbert Mao in 2010, he quit the DP and formed his own party.

Last month Al-haji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala joined National Unity Platform (NUP) and had picked nominated forms for Kampala Lord Mayor seat to force two-five-year terms Haji Erias Lukwago out.

He sited corruption and inefficiency in Erias Lukwago’s leadership in Kampala.