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Dr John Kigozi Nsibambi was born on 25th April 1930 in Mengo Hospital, Kampala. He was the third of 12 children[1] born to the late Semyoni and Eva Nsibambi, founders of the East African Revival Evangelical Mission (Bulokole). Dr Nsibambi became the heir to his father Semyoni in 1978. He was the last surviving of his siblings.

Dr Nsibambi was educated at King’s College Budo where he served as a prefect. He then completed his secondary school at Mwiri College. He read his Medical Degree initially at Makerere University and thereafter in India. Upon graduation, he pursued Post Graduate Studies at the Royal College of Physicians in the UK where he specialised as a Dermatologist and Physician.

In 1961 Dr Nsibambi married Solome Nabulya Kavuma, daughter to Omwanika Blasio Kavuma and wife Mrs Gertrude Kavuma. They were married until her passing in October 2019. They had three children, Rose Nanteza, Gertrude Zawedde (RIP) and Simeon.

Dr Nsibambi enjoyed a distinguished career in medicine that lasted for over 50 years until his retirement in 2019. He practiced in Entebbe General Hospital before departing for Scotland in the 1960s. His career included appointments in several countries including Uganda, UK, Ethiopia, and Kenya. In 1977, during Idi Amin’s rule, he was forced into exile where he worked in Nyeri General Hospital before setting up a private practice in Nairobi, Kenya. Upon his return to Uganda in the early 1990s, he and his late wife Solome established Osler Clinic in Kampala where he worked until his retirement.

Dr Nsibambi was a devoted husband and father. He turned his life to Christ in his early years. As a committed Christian he was a regular attendee of the Namirembe Cathedral 8 am Morning Service. He and his late wife were enthusiastic supporters of the choir. They founded the St Rachel’s Revival Fellowship, which provided support to many disadvantaged children in the local area where they lived in Bulange, Kampala.

He was a sports enthusiast. In his early years he enjoyed playing cricket. His favourite football club was Manchester United. He was also an avid tennis fan and spent hours watching the major tournaments on television up until his death.

Dr Nsibambi is survived by his children Rose and Simeon, daughter in-law Magel, grandchildren Courtney Evelyn Rose and John Nsibambi Junior.

We celebrate the life of our beloved father, grandfather, cousin, and uncle. We give thanks to the Lord for his life and are happy that he joins his beloved parents, siblings, wife, daughter, in-laws and friends in heaven.

[1] The children in chronological order: Janet Nakku Nsibambi; Philip Nsibambi, Dr John Kigozi Nsbambi, Lucy Nanteza Mutawe, Ezekiel Kimanje, David Walusimbi, Eseza Nsibambi, Apollo Robin Nsibambi, Pilkington Erastus Sengendo, Paul Tusuubira Nsibambi, Betty Mukisa Nsibambi, Mary Muwombefu Nsibambi


Omugenzi wa kuzikibwa ku Kanisa e’Kasero, Buloba St. Steven,Church of Uganda  ku saawa Mukaaga (12:00noon) ku Mande nga 28.06.2021.

Babikidde: Bishop Kityo Luwalira, Ssekade eyawumula,Bishop Erifazi Mali eyawumula,Bishop Mutebi Dean wa lutiiko,Canon Kisawuzi  nabawereza bonna aba luyiiko, abatuuze be’Bulange,Buloba,Ab’oluganda, abako, n’abemikwano.

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