By Spy Uganda
Kampala: According to Rajiv Ruparelia Rally team, senior rally driver Wilbert Pole Pole has succumbed to COVID-19.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of fellow rally driver Wilbert Pole Pole. May his soul Rest In Peace,” Rajiv posted.
Pole Pole was first treated at the Entebbe hospital last week before he was transferred to Victoria hospital, Kampala where he lost his life on Tuesday evening.
Pole Pole was an active driver in the mid-2000s. He achieved his first career victory during Collines Milles Rally in Rwanda in 2016 with Joseph Bongole as his co-driver.
He last featured in an event during the 2017 Pearl of Africa Rally. Even when he was away from the cockpit, Pole Pole attended most of the events as a spectator.
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that he will be laid to rest on Thursday at his ancestors home in Kitunga, Ntungamo.