Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) chairman Everest Kayondo has lost his life to the deadly coronavirus disease.
Basing on the association’s Chief Executive Officer, Abel Mwesigye, the unfortunate event occured yesterday’s afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana, Kampala to which he had been admitted for exhibiting Covid-19 like symptoms on Saturday.
“He died this afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana. He was admitted on Saturday after testing positive with Covid-19,” Mr Mwesigye said while informing the media of what transpired.
Mr. Everest Kayondo has been a renown business man who always advocated for the rights of traders within Kampala city. He also heavily invested in the tourism sector which boosted his activities.
Driven by his desire to become his own boss, the then teacher decided to save every single penny he had ranging from transport refunds to teaching and book allowances so as to start a business of his own.
At 30,000 Uganda shillings, Everest Kayondo started his life long business venture which has seen him mark multiple milestones in his life as he rose to the top when he became the chairperson of the Kampala city traders umbrella body.
His death adds onto the growing numbers of Ugandan succumbing to the deadly coronavirus disease that only worsened with the second wave which hit the country earlier this year claiming more lives than ever.
Prior to Kayondo’s death, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) lost her Executive Director Mr. Gideon Badagawa to the same virus claiming more and more lives every single day since it’s resurgence.
Reports indicate that 59-year-old Mr. Badagawa succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday morning at the country’s National Referral Hospital, Mulago where he had been receiving treatment since the previous week.
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These are just some of the lives the country has lost due to covid-19. To keep yourself and loved ones safe, follow the standard operating procedures set by the Ministry of Health aimed at curbing Covid-19.
May all departed souls rest in peace, for all those battling Covid-19, keep fighting, there’s hope of recovery since the country records more recoveries than deaths, as for those that are safe, wear your mask, wash your hands and keep a social distance.