President Yoweri Museveni addresses mourners during a vigil at the late John Ssebaana Kizito's home

President Yoweri Museveni surprised mourners at the home of the late John Ssebaana Kizito, when he revealed that the deceased and his late father Amos Kaguta were very good friends who even paid little attention to the President when they met.


President Yoweri Museveni laying a wreath on the casket containing the remains of the late John Ssebaana Kizito

“He was a very social person who loved everybody regardless of who they were. He was close to my late father Amos Kaguta. Once, he came with his wife to Nakasero to see Mzee Kaguta, they by-passed me and when I asked, they said they had known each other while I was in the bush,” the President disclosed when he visited the late Ssebaana’s family in Kampala to condole with them and pay last respects.

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President Yoweri Museveni greets DP President Norbert Mao during the vigil at Ssebaana’s home

Museveni also described the late Ssebaana Kizito, who was once the Democratic Party (DP) President General, as someone who who advocated for non-frictional politics and a ‘very disciplined entrepreneur’.

“I commend him and Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere for their role in DP, helping shape and change Uganda. Ssebaana was a minister and served this country greatly. May his soul rest in peace,” the President said.

A statesman and entrepreneur of vast connections, John Ssebaana Kizito, served in various cabinet positions and was once Mayor of Kampala. He succumbed to a stroke on July 3 at Nakasero Hospital after spending two weeks in intensive care.


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