No one can accurately tell how much Ivan Ssemwanga was earning and why unlike other rich people, he found it so easy to spend and give in such a fashion.

Yet no one has ever alleged that Ivan Ssemwanga stole from him. That is the mystery of Kampala’s monies fellows, the city socialites. A young man comes on the scene for “okulya obulamu” (enjoying life)  and in a short time “obulamu ne bugwawo”(then his life is no more).
Former Love says he was Ivan the great

Zari’s message on the death of Ivan Ssemwanga:
“God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short Zee let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me. To your sons, you were a hero-some kind of superman. Anyone who has ever been in your presence knows what a charming person you were. You will be missed and remembered in so many ways. You were IVAN THE GREAT!”