Hope Mukasa

Born in 1958 August 28th (same day like the king of Pop Michael Jackson RIP). Both his parents had the name Mukasa, though his mother was of the mamba clan and father was from the Ngabi Clan of Buganda kingdom and his mother was daughter of the famous Ham Mukasa of Buganda and most famous in Mukono district.

HOPE MUKASA attended Aunt Claire kindergarten and he later joined Nakasero primary school from Primary 1 to P 7, by then Nakasero was dominated by foreigners, especially children from the white European society that lived in Uganda, Hope remembers that there were very few pupils who were Africans or blacks and some of the notable names are Ham Mulira (former Ugandan ICT minister),Allan Shonubi (a prominent lawyer today), the children of the famous Ssenteza, all those were among the few Ugandan kids that attended Nakasero primary school then.

After his Primary 7, Hope Mukasa didn’t perform well, he confesses that, his time in Nakasero primary school was all about having fun, parties, so he didn’t mind about school, that prompted his mother to take him to Mengo Primary Sschool, where his mother assigned the head teacher then Mrs. Gladys Wambuzi to cane him, if he messed up, because all Hope’s mum wanted was Hope Mukasa to get the grades to Kings’ college Budo.


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