PICTORIAL: Ugandan heroes that haven’t survived 2020

PICTORIAL: Ugandan heroes that haven’t survived 2020

NEWS- The year 2020 will remain regrettable to many and Ugandans will live to remember this year even in the next generation since it has not been an easy one to go through.

Sad news have with time been hitting Ugandans with big names slowly quitting the universe.

Some of these succumbed to normal deaths, others to the Novel COVID-19 whereas others succumbed to the yet unidentified sickness.

Among the notable key Ugandans who never made it through 2020 was the reneged general Kasirye Ggwanga.

Maj Gen Kasirye gwanga- Courtesy photo

According to family and military sources, Gwanga breathed his last at Nakasero Hospital where he was admitted for a few weeks with a life-threatening ailment. He was aged 68.

He was born in Mubende district in 1952. His father was a peasant farmer and hunter. Kasirye attended Katakala Primary School and Kibuli Secondary School for his primary and O-Level education respectively. 

The former Kampala mayor, Al Haji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala Seya was another Ugandan whose candle burnt out in 2020.

Ex Kampala Lord Mayor, Nasser Ssebagala undergoing treatment at IHK
Ex Kampala Lord Mayor, Nasser Ssebagala

Sebaggala was admitted to the International Hospital in Kampala, in Namuwongo for about two weeks. His son, Abdu Gamel Nasser Ssebaggala, then said his father was referred to the intensive care unit on arrival at the hospital after developing complications in the stomach.

Renown City Pastor, Augustine Yiga alias Abizaayo, the founder of Revival Church Kawaala also never survived the year. Yiga died around midnight at Nsambya Hospital and the news of his deaths was confirmed by his ABS Television. 

Pastor Yiga

Yiga was admitted at Nsambya Hospital with liver complications.

Retired Col Shaban Bantariza who has been serving at the Deputy Government Spokesperson based at the Media Centre also died in 2020.

Government Deputy Spokesperson Col Shaban Bantariza

Bantariza who was formerly the Uganda army spokesman lost the battle COVID-19.

Next Media’s renowned Muslim scholar and political analyst Dr Anas Abdu Noor Kariisa also passed on. Kariisa, according to reports, details of his cause of death is yet to be disclosed.

Dr Anas Abdu Noor Kariisa

He was famous for his political show ‘Ensi n’ebyaayo” in which highlighted the different things happening on the political scene across the world.

Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte, head of Dawa in Uganda becomes the latest Ugandan celebrated name to pass on.

Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata

Sheikh Muzaata passed on at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) on Friday December 4th 2020 at around 3:00PM where he had been admitted.

Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebagala who is also the Uganda Parliament’s Imam, confirmed Muzaata’s death.

“Innalilahi wainailayhi Rajoun. Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata has died, May Allah strengthen us. This is a very difficult time,” MP Ssebagala wrote.

Two weeks ago, Muzaata was rushed to the Internal Hospital in Kampala following an attack.

Supreme Mufti, Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa, had on Thursday said Sheikh Muzaata was in stable condition.

We are still watching the space between the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus and the other causes of deaths in the country. However, we pray that the almighty strengthens all the bereaved families and grant them strength to go through this since it is the way we are all headed for.