Who is Kato Lubwama?: Findmyprofile looks at his biography, age, family, wife, songs, political career, early life and education of the former Rubaga South Member of Parliament and death Story
Kato Lubwama aka Bisso is a Ugandan politician, drama actor, musician, songwriter, comedian, former radio presenter and businessman. Lubwama is so passionate about music, theatre plays, and helping the needy.
He does educative drama, pointing out issues concerning bwananchi against the government. He does revolutionary plays based on changing societies.
Kato Lubwama born on 16, August 1970 and died 07/06/2023 , completed his primary seven (PLE) in 1993, at Nabagereka Primary School.
In 1988, Lubwama sat for his Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), at Old Kampala Secondary School.
1991-1992, Lubwama obtained his Special University Entry Examination, Certificate Other, at Makerere University Kampala.
1994, Lubwama obtained a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama, at Makerere University Kampala.
Kato Lubwama is the Director of Royal Theater since 2010 to date, and he’s a drama actor.
Director, Diamonds Ensemble, since 1994 to date. Director Image Africa, since 1999 to date. Member of Parliament, Rubaga South Constituency since 2016 till 2021.
Kato Lubwama is a businessman. He deals in the maize flour business and several other businesses including being the director of B24TV in Uganda.
- Pest eradication or control through fumigation
- Child welfare and Homecare Busega, Ndeeba, Kabawo
- Federation of Performing Artistes of Uganda
- Committee of Defense and Internal Affairs
Kato Lubwama the outgoing Rubaga South Member of Parliament believed his first term of office was for him to eat, and then his second term would be for him to eat with his voters.
However, unfortunately, Lubwama did not make it to parliament for the second term; he lost the vote to a National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate, Aloysius Charlton Mukasa in the 2021 general elections.
In the run-up to the 2016 general elections, Lubwama was quoted asking voters to send him to Parliament, so that he can also ‘eat’ on that money, given to the legislators.
Kato Lubwama who contested as an independent candidate says he left DP because of its corrupt officials. They formed a pressure group titled ‘Solida’ derived from the word solidarity, and their mission is to regain the former glory of DP.
He’s so passionate about DP and that’s why he cannot leave for another party.
Earlier, Habib Buwembo, a voter in Lubaga South challenged Lubwama’s 2016 election for lack of legitimate academic documents, arguing that the legislator connived with Makerere University and was admitted in 1992 for a diploma in Music and Drama yet he hadn’t obtained the minimum mature age which is 25.
In his argument, Buwembo noted that Lubwama was 22 years at that time, which was three years below the mandatory minimum age for mature entry.
Buwembo said the legislator lacks the Primary Leaving, Uganda Certificate of Education (PLE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) documents (or their equivalent) to enable him to attain a parliament job.
Kato Lubwama is a musician who has released songs like Tulye, Tetunakuta, Bank Yebyama, Abantu Bazibu, Akanaku and Dimitinya and recently on September 25, 2020, Tetunakuta meaning “We are not yet satisfied”.
Kato Lubwama is married to Ann Namuwonge, and together they have six children. However, some children are from Lubwama’s other relationships
Lubwama’s death was first announced by business associate and events promoter Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo Events. .
The former MP allegedly succumbed to complications resulting from his long-standing heart condition on June 7 at Stana Medical Centre in Bunamwaya.
Lubwama first shot to fame as an actor and playwright in the 1990s. He was the founder of Diamonds Ensemble which 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 program. He would form a powerful partnership with fellow actors Abby Mukiibi and Patrick 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.