Speaking on Wednesday at Kibuli Mosque during the funeral prayers of Haji Musa Katongole, the former chairman of the Uganda Taxi Owners and Driver’s Association-UTODA who died yesterday from Covid-19, Nakibinge said although currently there is vaccination against the diseases, it doesn’t mean that it no longer kills people.
Dr Kassim Nakibinge Kakungulu, the titular head of Muslims in
Uganda has called upon Ugandans not to relax in implementing the Standard
Operating Procedures that relate to the fight against Covid-19.
Speaking on Wednesday at Kibuli Mosque during the funeral prayers
of Haji Musa Katongole, the former chairman of the Uganda Taxi Owners and
Driver’s Association-UTODA who died yesterday from Covid-19, Nakibinge said
although currently there is vaccination against the diseases, it doesn’t mean
that it no longer kills people.
//Cue in…Kyenjagala okusaba Bannayuganda
Cue out…okuwa ebiragiro by’abasawo ekitiibwa,’’//
Katongole has been suffering from heart complications, diabetes and
hypertension and he had spent one month in Thailand where he was being treated for
the same. He returned to Uganda two weeks ago after doctors told him his health
had improved. All he needed to do was to reduce his body weight and all will be
However, on his way back to Uganda, he passed through Dubai in the
United Arab Emirates where it is expected that he contracted Covid from. Four
days after he had returned to the country he was rushed to hospital with
difficulty in breathing.
He died at TMR International hospital in Nalya Kira municipality.
His wife Fatumah Katongole said they were heartbroken that Katongole died not
from the complications he has suffered from for about five years but from
//Cue in…Hajji twatandika omutima
Cue out…netugenda e Thailand recently,”//
In eulogizing Katongole, the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter
Mayiga said he was a down to earth man who did great things without seeking
recognition. Mayiga said the Kingdom of Buganda will miss him for the
invaluable contribution he made towards uplifting her people from poverty.
//Cue in… mbadde neewunya nnyo
Cue out… Mbuga nga abeerawo,”//
Meanwhile, Nakibinge called upon Muslims to get in the habit of
writing wills. Nakibinge said in the recent past, several prominent Muslims
have died and what has followed is the fight for property among family members.
He added that to ease their work as leaders, people should write enforceable
//Cue in…naye Mungu oba
Cue out…kyokozesa kuziyingiramu,//
Katongole who died at the age of 64 will be buried today at
Nakasajja in Kyampisi Sub-county Mukono district.