Nasser Sebaggala

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Nasser Ntege Sebaggala
Born (1947-11-15) 15 November 1947 (age 71)
ResidenceKisaasi, Uganda
OccupationPolitician, businessman
Years active1999 — present
Known forPolitics
Home townKampala
TitleMayor of Kampala

Nasser Ntege Sebaggala is a Ugandan businessman and politician who was Mayor of Kampala from 2006 to 2011. He was an independent presidential candidate in the 2006 general election before dropping out and joining the Kampala mayoral race.[1]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Kampala, Uganda's capital city, on 15 November 1947.


Following the expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin in 1972, Nasser Sebaggala acquired an electronics and clothes store on Kampala Road, the main thoroughfare in Kampala. His business interests grew over time. In 1998, he began his political career by running for the position of Mayor of Kampala. Ostensibly a member of the Democratic Party, Sebaggala won the first direct elections for mayor of Kampala in 1998, beating two government-sponsored candidates. However, he was arrested in the United States two months later, in June 1998, on eight counts of fraud and lying to U.S. customs officials. In February 1999, he received a 15-month sentence, but was paroled in December 1999. He returned to Kampala in February 2000 to a warm welcome[2] and considered a bid in the 2001 presidential elections.[3][4]

In mid-December 2005, he broke with the Democratic Party (DP), after he came third in the party presidential primaries, which was won by Ssebaana Kizito, and registered himself as an independent. A week later, he reversed himself, withdrawing his candidacy and announcing his support for Kizito. When he lost the Democratic Party nominations to Norbert Mao in 2010, he quit the DP and formed his own party.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Siraje Lubwama, and Yudaya Nangonzi (16 February 2014). "Sebaggala Plots Comeback As Mayor". The Observer. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ BBC, News (3 February 2000). "Kampala Welcomes Fraudster Ex-Mayor". BBC News. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ Fisher, Ian (18 July 2000). "Kampala Journal; When A Questionable Past Pays Political Dividends". New York Times. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. ^ BBC, News (8 February 2000). "Fraudster Mayor Eyes Uganda's Presidency". BBC News. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ Kiggundu, Edris (24 February 2010). "Why Sebaggala Had To Quit DP". The Observer. Retrieved 31 December 2014.

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Preceded by
Christopher Iga
As Mayor of Kampala
Mayor of Kampala
Succeeded by
John Ssebaana Kizito
Preceded by
John Ssebaana Kizito
As Mayor of Kampala
Mayor of Kampala
Succeeded by
Erias Lukwago
As Lord Mayor of Kampala