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Who is Bob Kasango? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, death, wife, family, tribe, relationship with Nice Bitarabeho, Rose Kabise Eseza and the late Livingstone Richard Kasimo, Robert Aldridge Kasango, Justice Mike Chibita, early life and education of the founder of the Hall and Partners law firm in Uganda.

Bob Kasango also known as Robert Aldridge Kasango was a lawyer, a great poet, journalist, sports analyst and humanitarian in Uganda. 

He was the founder of the Hall and Partners law firm.

The late Bob Kasango passed on in February 2021 while at Luzira prison due to heart failure. 

Early Life and Education

bob kasango biography

Bob Kasango was born to Rose Kabise Eseza and the late Livingstone Richard Kasimo who migrated from Busoga to Tororo district in the Eastern region of Uganda.

Kasango was born with the name Robert Othieno, but it was later changed to Robert Kasango due to the death of his uncle at the time of his birth.

He was a committed Christian and some of his siblings were; Immaculate Alweny and James Kasango.

He married Nice Bitarabeho in 2000, and together the couple had three children; Samora, Stephie and Ivana. 

Kasango died on February 27, 2021, at 46 years old inside Luzira Murchison Bay Hospital where he had been rushed for treatment by Luzira Prisons leadership. 

He served a 16-year jail term handed to him in 2018 after he was found guilty of theft of 15.4 billion shillings meant for more than 6000 pensioners. 

He succumbed to heart complications he had since 2014 and was buried in Gweri Village, Fort Portal City in Kabarole district.

Achievements and Awards

A month after his death, Bob Kasango had largely won a Constitutional Court petition contesting the appointment of Justice Mike Chibita as Director of Public Prosecutions without quitting as a judge.

However, the judges of the Constitutional Court found that the investigations, arrest, and prosecution of the late Bob Kasango when Justice Mike Chibita was Director of Public Prosecutions did not violate any constitutional prohibitions.

Kasango had talked for the forgotten inmates of Luzira, men wrongly jailed, others in need of legal representation and those with medical and family problems, he sought assistance for them.

Within two months of his stay in Luzira, he had helped more than fifty inmates get their freedom.


bob kasango death

In 2015, the Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court ordered Kasango to pay Shs 3 billion in compensation to Queen Mother Kemigisha Best and Shs 12 million fine or five years in prison.

This was after the Queen Mother entrusted Kasango with the duty of receiving money from the Lands Ministry Permanent Secretary and he failed to deliver it.

On March 24, 2021, the High Court’s Family Division ordered and instructed that the bones of lawyer Bob Kasango be buried at Fort Portal.

The ruling followed a dilemma between Nice Kasango Bitarabeho, the deceased’s wife who wanted the remains to be buried in Fort Portal where he had planned to build his family home. In contrast, Rosie Kabise, his mother wanted the remains to be buried in Tororo district. 

Justice Lydia Mugambe said it was only wise that the remains are buried at his land in Gweri Village, Fort Portal City in the Kabarole district.

However, following the verdict, Kasango’s mother, Rosie Kabise, and other relatives from his maternal side staged violent outbursts at the Makindye court premises, claiming that they could not be a part of the funeral.

“We will not attend the funeral in Fort Portal. The remains will be brought to Tororo even if it takes 100 years,” Kabise remarked.

Rose Kabise stated that she was the only person who knew Kasango’s paternity, which is why she asks that her son be buried in Wikusi village, West Budama County and not in Maguria village, Tororo County since Sam Okello was not his real father.

There was a scuffle at All Saints Church Nakasero where Kasango’s body was taken for prayers as the two families fought for the deceased’s body. His casket was later hijacked and loaded on a waiting Canter truck. 

However, the police detained the truck in Namugongo and returned the body to A Plus burial service since the relatives couldn’t agree on where to bury the dead.

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