Who is Medard Lubega Sseggona?
Who is Medard Lubega Sseggona?

Who is Medard Lubega Sseggona?: Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, age, family, wife, work and experience, political career, early life and education of the current Member of Parliament Busiro County East Constituency.

Medard Lubega Sseggona aka Akalyamaggwa is a Ugandan attorney, politician and the Member of Parliament Busiro County East Constituency, Wakiso District. He was elected to the position in 2011 to date.

Sseggona’s mother, wife Diana Lubega and the Kabaka; are the most important people in his life. These three are the photo portraits you are likely to see in his car, his Parliament Office or law firm.

Hon. Medard Lubega Sseggona is best known and will be remembered as the man who was behind Bobi Wine’s temporary freedom at the time of his detention.

Sseggona is not new to the fight for justice; he has been behind the bars for criticizing the government which led to his appointment as the Shadow Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs in the Parliament of Uganda.

Early Life and Education

Medard Lubega Sseggona was born on 1st September 1975. In 1990, Sseggona completed his Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), at Mayungwe Primary School.

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1994, Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), Entebbe Parents S.S

1997, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE), Caltec Academy Makerere.

2001, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor’s Degree, Makerere University. 2002, Diploma in Legal Practice, Diploma, Law Development Center (LDC)

Work Experience

Medard Lubega Sseggona is the current Member of Parliament for Busiro County East Constituency, first elected in 2011 to the 9th Parliament to date. He’s also the elected MP in the 2021 general election to represent the Constituency in the 10th Parliament. 

Sseggona is a managing partner at Lukwago and Co. Advocates since 2003 and has throughout his career fought for the rights of political prisoners.

Partner, Lukwago & Co. Advocates from 2003 to date. Lecturer, Makerere University Business School, 2002-2003. Minister of Information, Cabinet Affairs and Lukiiko/Spokesperson, Buganda Kingdom Mengo, 2006-2010. 

Sseggona earned this position because of his royalty to the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and the Buganda Kingdom at large.

Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Parliament of Uganda. Worked as the Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs at Uganda’s Parliament. 

Medard Lubega Ssegonna was a renowned member of the Democratic Party (DP) not until recently in 2020 when he joined the National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, the former Kyadondo East MP, 2021 presidential candidate who lost to the incumbent President Museveni. 

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Sseggona is best known and will be remembered as the man who was behind Bobi Wine’s temporary freedom at the time of his detention. FILE PHOTO

Sseggona’s Arrest and Torture

Hon Sseggona reveals that the worst thing that has ever happened to him is the time he was locked up on the orders of President Museveni.

The then Inspector-General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura accused Sseggona and two others of terrorism and attempts to procure firearms, Promoting sectarianism, sedition and inciting violence among other charges. 

This was on July 18 2008, a statement he issued following a series of programmes on Central Broadcasting Services (CBS FM), a Buganda Kingdom-owned radio station in Uganda-Kampala, that Sseggona featured in.

Sseggona featured on CBS programmes that include; Agafa e Mengo (News from Mengo) that aired on CBS’ 88.8FM every Sunday from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm. And his co-accused, Betty Nambooze who then was the chairperson of Buganda Civic Education Central Committee (CECC), and Twejukanye (let us remember).

Charles Peter Mayiga, now the Katikkiro of Buganda hosted the Tunuulira ebibadde mumawulire programme aired every Friday evening on CBS 89.2 analyzing media reports.

What landed the trio in trouble with the government is their vehement opposition against the proposed Land Amendment Bill (2007). 

President Museveni had written to the Kabaka on December 18 2007, accusing a certain “Mengo group” of breaching the Constitution by causing disaffection against the ruling NRM.

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Gen David Sejusa led the raid and subsequent torture of the trio. 

On that night, which coincided with a Buganda Conference that took place at Hotel Africana, Sseggona and team were driven to all prisons in the country.

It was then Buganda’s Research Minister, another lawyer, David Mpanga who informed the conference at around 11 am that Medard Lubega Sseggona who was a member of the organizing committee and had been scheduled to chair one of the evening sessions had been arrested.

Hobbies

  • He loves reading.
  • Football
  • Debating 
  • Volleyball

Professional Body

  • Uganda Law Society
  • East African Law Society

Family

Medard Lubega Sseggona is married to Diana Lubega and together they have children.