Former MP, comedian Kato Lubwama is dead

Posted on Jun 07, 2023
By Admin

Former Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama has died, this website has learnt.


According to reports, Kato Lubwama died at Stabua Medical Center, a facility in Wandegeya.


Lubwama’s death was first announced by business associate and events promoter Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo Events. 


Kato Lubwama died on Wednesday night. He has been battling several illnesses including heart related diseases.


Kato Lubwama has been one of the pioneer performing arts stars in the country. He also formed a number of performing arts groups and a theatre (Royal Theater) at Martin road.


Lubwama first shot to fame as an actor and playwright in the 1990s. He was the founder of Diamonds Ensemble that is credited, along with a wave of theatre companies, that revived the art-form in Uganda. 


As interest in theatre going waned in the 2000s, Lubwama would transition to the nascent FM radio medium, furthering his renown on CBS FM Kalisoliso programme. He would form a powerful partnership with fellow actors Abby Mukiibi and Patricko Mujjuka as their show vied for the most listened to morning show in Uganda. His performance name on the show was Bisso. 


The bubbly comedian would then stun the country with yet another career transition when he was elected the Rubaga South member of parliament in 2016. He would infamously quip, when asked why he was not vocal in parliament, “I came to eat.” Implying that his decision to seek a parliamentary seat was purely to advance his business interests and not serve his constituents. 


Lubwama was 52 years old at the time of his demise. 


Kato Lubwama was born August 16, 1970. Lubwama was a twin whose brother Isaac Wasswa who also passed away years ago.

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