Bobi Wine's father passes on

Tuesday February 10 2015
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The late J.W Ssentamu. Coutesy Photo

The father of the self-proclaimed Gheto President, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as HE Bobi Wine has died.

The father of Bobi Wine, also known as Omubanda Wa Kabaka, passed on this morning at Mulago hospital after succumbing to diabetes, Mr Amos Katumba a family source has confirmed.

Mr Jackson Wellington Ssentamu has been in and out of hospital battling diabetes until he breathed his last at the national referral hospital.

Bobi Wine could not be reached for a comment. His phone was switched off. However, there was a flood of condolence messages posted immediately the news circulated on the Facebook page of Bobi Wine's wife, Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi.

"RIP Muzei Sentamu father to Bobi Kyagulanyi. May Your Soul Rest in Peace. Stay strong Bobi Kyagulanyi, Barbie Itungo, Mikie Wine, Banjo Man, Eddy Yawe, chairman nyanzi and the entire family," one message read.

Bobi Wine has been close to his father just like any child would be. Mr Sentamu would occasionally attend his album launches and address his son's fans.


When the world marked the Father's Day last year, Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook page a message extoling his father rich and eventful life.

"My father J.W Ssentamu aka Bulaya is Superman; 40 children,36 graduates, stars, celebrities, doctors, lawyers, pastors, leaders, businessmen and women etc. First born over 50-years, and youngest (not last) born two years ago."

"The most accomplished father I know. Father, if I could only be quarter the man that you are, I would be the greatest man in this generation. I might not be able to show you just how much, but I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Happy Fathers’ day.” Bobi

The arrangements for Vigil and burial are not yet confirmed, however, Mr Amos Katumba says that vigil could be held at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere or Kamwokya, but they will wait for the all the children to gather and decide.