Who is Simeo Nsubuga? Flash Uganda Media looks at his biography, family, crime, work and experience, political career, early life and education of the former MP for Kassanda County South.
Simeo Nsubuga is a Ugandan police officer turned politician, former MP for Kassanda County South, and former Uganda Police Mouth Piece.
Nsubuga was one of the NRM supporters who agitated for the removal of the age limit.
At one point he was nearly thumped by an angry journalist William Ntege in the presence of the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi in Buwekula during his 24th coronation ceremony.
He belongs to the National Resistance Party (NRM).
Early Life and Education
Simeo Nsubuga was born on 4 December 1973. He attended Myanzi Primary School where he sat his Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in 1989.
Then Nana Secondary School for his Ordinary Secondary Education and later Mityana Secondary School for his Advanced Level of Education.
From Mityana Secondary School, Nsubuga joined Makerere University in 1996 to pursue a bachelor of Arts in Education. He later continued with his studies where he obtained a Masters of Arts in Human Rights from Makerere University.
Work and Experience
Before joining Uganda Police Force, Simeo Nsubuga as a professional teacher first taught at Kasubi Secondary School and Strive High School in Kawala.
Nsubuga then joined Uganda Police Force in 2001. He attended his training at Kibuli/Masindi Police Training Schools. In 2002, he was passed out as Cadet Police Officer.
After being passed out, Nsubuga was made an Officer in Charge of Nyendo Police Station.
He went through several ranks like Kampala Metropolitan Police Relations Officer, Government Chief Security Officer, Police Trainer in African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
From 2011 to 2015, Nsubuga served as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Law Enforcement Advisor in South Sudan.
During the 2016 general elections, Nsubuga managed to win the Kassanda South Parliamentary seat, and when he tried to seek re-election in 2021, he lost the seat to a NUP candidate, Frank Kabuye Kibirige.
Nsubuga after losing the NRM primaries to Michael Muhumuza contested on an independent ticket and again lost the race.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola in October 2020 directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate Kassanda South MP Simeo Nsubuga for threatening to kill someone over politics.
This followed an audio recording that circulated on various media platforms in which, Nsubuga, who had lost the NRM parliamentary primaries was heard threatening to kill one Sonko for allegedly trying to woo his supporters to his opponent’s side.
“I am getting reports from the constituency that you are calling my supporters and coordinators that Muhumuza wants them. I’m just asking you, my brother, you still have a young family and children. If you still want life and look after your children, leave the person called Simeo Nsubuga. Don’t say I didn’t tell you. This is a matter of life and death. I have warned you in broad daylight,” Nsubuga was heard telling Sonko who only replies ‘yes sir’.
Nsubuga was not only accused of causing violence to a person but also of engaging in offensive communication.
Simeo Nsubuga lost Kassanda South seat to National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate, Frank Kabuye Kibirige who polled 12,279 votes, representing 39 per cent of the total votes cast.
Nsubuga came second with 8,671 votes followed by Muhumuza the NRM flag bearer having polled 8,436 votes.