By Spy Uganda
Manchester: Keneth Musinguzi, brother to Fort Portal businessman Allan Kagoro of Allan Resort, Maguru Fort Portal, who succumbed to COVID-19 on November 15, 2020, in Manchester, UK will be buried at his ancestral home in Mwenge, Kyenjojo District.
This is after Government cleared his family to repatriate his body from the UK slated next weekend and burial will follow up thereafter.
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Meanwhile, a requiem mass has been organized to pray for his soul at St.Luke’s Church Ntinda Saturday at 3:30pm, his family announced.
“Greetings family, hope the almighty God is keeping us safe. Now there will be a requiem mass for Kenneth Musinguzi at St Luke’s Church Ntinda 3:30pm on Saturday 5th December 2020.(Hope to be live on zoom/Facebook as well)” posted a family member on their WhatsApp group which was put up to oversee his repatriation and all burial arrangements.
Before he fell ill, the social worker and dual citizen were fit and healthy, according to her daughter Glenda and his elder brother Bright Allan Kagoro. But earlier last month, Kenneth, from Bury, Greater Manchester, got seriously ill with Covid-19 and spent ten days in an induced coma battling the virus at Royal Bolton Hospital, UK.
Kenneth, who moved to the UK from Fort Portal, Uganda when he was a teen, had deteriorated rapidly after saying he was struggling to breathe on November 5.
He was taken into Royal Bolton Hospital that day and on November 6, the decision was made to put him in an induced coma. Glenda, who described her dad as her “hero” who was the “bravest person” she knew, said; “I spoke to my Dad at 2pm and again around 6pm over the phone and both times he told me that he was struggling to breathe and needed to get off the phone.”
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Over the next few days his lungs were inflamed, his kidneys began to fail and he was put on dialysis. On November 15, medics called daughter Glenda Musinguzi and wife Jackie Musinguzi and asked them to go to the hospital. The family were told he had stopped breathing for 11 minutes and doctors had given him adrenaline for two cardiac arrests. The consultant described what had happened as Kenneth “trying to die” and she had said he was on the verge of having another arrest, Glenda said.
Kenneth’s teenage son George was waiting downstairs with his auntie Philo while Glenda and her mum went into the ward, she said.
“He looked so ill, so weak, so tired – but he was still fighting. It truly felt like he had waited for us,” Glenda said. “We stroked his face and caressed his hand. We told him we loved him a million times.”
While at his bedside, Glenda promised to honour Kenneth’s dying wish–to be buried in Mwenge village, Kyenjojo District, Ugandan where he grew up.