JUST IN! Former MP Kato Lubwama is dead

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Kato Lubwama, a former Rubaga South Member of Parliament, has died. Lubwama reportedly died in a medical facility in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo Events, a business associate and events promoter, was the first to notify Lubwama’s death.

The former MP purportedly died on June 7 at Stana Medical Centre in Bunamwaya as a consequence of complications from his long-standing cardiac disease.

Lubwama rose to prominence as an actor and playwright in the 1990s.

He founded the Diamonds Ensemble, which, along with a slew of other theater organizations, is credited with reviving the art form in Uganda.

Lubwama would switch to the emerging FM radio medium, expanding his notoriety on CBS FM Kalisoliso programming, as interest in coming to the theatre dwindled in the 2000s.

He would build a strong partnership with other performers Abby Mukiibi and Patricko Mujjuka as their show competed for Uganda’s most listened-to morning show. Bisso was his stage name on the show.

When he was elected as the Rubaga South member of parliament in 2016, the cheerful comic stunned the country yet again.

When questioned why he was not more loud in parliament, he would famously respond, “I came to eat.” Inferring that his decision to run for parliament was made only to boost his corporate interests rather than to represent his constituents.