Former Kampala Mayoral candidate John Ssenseko Kulubya has died at the age of 85.
Kulubya succumbed Pneumonia, according to reports.
Kulubya, was an engineer, businessman, and politician in Uganda who was reported in 2012 to be one of the wealthiest people in the country.
On June 21, 1999, he lost the mayoral race to John Ssebaana Kizito.
Kizito won the Kampala mayoral race with 60,090 the 108,658 votes cast.
Wasswa Birigwa was the runner-up, with 46,044 votes.
Rashid Musisi polled 1,058 votes while John Ssenseko Kulubya came last, with 668 votes.
Born in Uganda circa 1935, his father is the late Sserwano Ssenseko Wofunira Kulubya (CBE), who served as mayor of Kampala from 1959 until 1961 and was the first African mayor of Uganda’s capital city.
The young Kulubya trained as an engineer.
Kulubya owns buildings and sizable tracts of land in prime areas of the capital city of Kampala and in other areas of Uganda’s Central Region.
He ran, unsuccessfully for the position of Mayor of Kampala, in 2006.
Sssenseko Kulubya is married and is the father of four children.edge