KAMPALA —John Ssentongo a popular and top-rated host of ‘Mukikadde’ at Radio Sapientia for nearly a decade has died.
His death was confirmed by the Uganda Episcopal Conference, the assembly of Catholic Bishops in Uganda.
“With sadness, we announce the demise of John Ssentongo an employee of Radio Sapientia,” the Uganda Episcopal Conference said in a statement.
Ssentongo has been one of the pioneer staff of the Radio since 2001, hosting “Memories and More” Show that plays old songs (Mukikadde) every Sunday.
There, and at his other radio jobs across the country, he was known for his smooth on-air style and positive personality.
His death has brought messages of sorrow from his work mates and the industry.
“We mourn for the death of our friend, brother and work mate John Ssentongo who has been a long serving presenter at Radio Sapientia 94.4 FM. We shall always miss him for the jokes, advice and hardworking. May his soul rest in peace, till we meet again,” Gideon Ssebulime, one of his work mate posted.
“Fellow workmate and long serving presenter at Radio Sapientia Uganda John Ssentongo has passed on this morning. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” another work mate also posted.
Another fellow Journalists John Mary Kizito said he was heartbroken over Ssentongo death and praised the talk show host as “a tenacious voice for fiscal conservatism.”
Similar statements were issued by journalists and and family.
The Catholic Church noted that burial arrangements will be communicated later.