KAMPALA – The proprietor of Sir Apollo Kaggwa Schools – Haj Musa Ssewava, who died on Thursday morning, has been laid to rest in Buloba, 19kms west of the capital – Kampala.
The late Ssewava died from a Kampala hospital where he had been rushed for treatment after suffering a stroke.
Family friends revealed that Haj Sewava suffered a stroke on Sunday as he drove towards Buloba from Kibuli PTC, where he, together with other former college students had spent the day attending a get-together function, which the third deputy Premier Hajat Lukia Isanga Nakadama, presided over.
The stroke, according to relatives, disabled his ability to aptly stir the vehicle, leading to an accident. After the crash, by passers rushed him to hospital, where he was receiving treatment until he breathed his last.
Hundreds of mourners descended onto Sir Apollo Kaggwa Schools’ main branch in Bukesa – Kampala, where the last prayers for the late were performed before heading to Buloba for burial. Equally, a similar crowd turned up at Buloba, where the late was buried at 4:00pm.
“No words can express our gratitude to you than praying for you. Haj Ssewava has been a great icon for our country (Uganda), and his contributions to the Muslim fraternity will forever be remembered. Thank you Allah for the life and great achievements you have accorded Haj Ssewava.
“May you forgive him his shortcomings? Allahuma Amen,” supplicated Shafiq Lwebuga, an executive of the former students of Kibuli PTC.
Haj Ssewava’s death hit the Muslim community, which has been enjoying endless contributions through various projects – including secular educational and theological institutes.
The late Ssewava established a thread of Sir Apollo Kaggwa Schools in Uganda, branched at Kisasi, Mengo, Nakasero, Kitintale, Kireka as well as having shares in City Parents’ Schools.
Haj Ssewava, died aged, 60 years.