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Former Kampala Mayor Nasser Ntege Sebaggala Passes on

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Sebaggala, a former member of the Democratic Party 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.
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Former Kampala Mayor Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala is Dead. Sebaggala died this morning at International Hospital Kampala, according to family sources.  He was 72 years old.

Available information indicates that Sebaggala collapsed in a bathroom at 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.

Medical research by Mayo Clinic shows that intussusception is a serious condition which often blocks food or fluid from passing through and also cuts off the blood supply to the part of the intestine that's affected, which can lead to perforation, infection and death of bowel tissue.

It's after such complications that Al Hajji Nasser Sebaggala was subjected to an emergency surgery which was successfully performed. He, however, did not recover well until he was pronounced dead this morning, after a cardiac arrest, his younger brother Hajji Farook Ntege told URN.

Several family members are now gathered at his home in Munyonyo. Sebaggala's brother Latif narrated that besides the bathroom incident, the deceased was battling high blood pressure. He said the family is discussing how to hold a befitting burial without flouting COVID-19 Regulations 

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Latif described his late elder brother as a unifier for the family, who, in the absence of their father,  served as an elder and a pillar of guidance. 

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Sebaggala was born on November 15, 1947 to the late Hajji Shaban Ssebaggala and Hajjati Nabatanzi, in Kikulu Zonem Kisaasi on the outskirts of Kampala. He was the firstborn of 27 children.

The former member of the Democratic Party 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. 

Before 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. 

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 his arrest 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.  

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