JUST IN! – Hajji Musa Katongole, the former chairman of Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA), is dead.
Kawempe South MP Hon. Latif Ssebagala Sengendo announced the breaking news of the demise of UTODA’s former boss and a mogul in the country’s transport sector.
Katongole, a very wealthy businessman, was last week rushed to TMR Hospital in Naalya, a Kampala suburb with breathing difficulties.
“He (Katongole) was a very hardworking businessman who contributed a lot to the development of the country and Islam in Uganda,” said Hon Latif posted on Tuesday morning.
“May Allah strengthen and comfort his family, Dr. Prince Kassim Nakibinge and the entire community,” he added.
The deceased was a close relative of Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte who also passed away recently.
His cause of death
According to family sources, the Late Hajji Katongole had for long battled a seriously heart condition.
“It all started on January 21 when Katongole failed to climb stairs of a new building in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.” a source intimated to Daily Express.
He would then be taken to Thailand for specialized treatment before returning to Uganda last month in.
Katongole’s heart condition later deteriorated, prompting his family to rush him to TMR hospital where he was booked in the intensive care unit.
It was until monday night that he breathed his last!
May his soul Rest in peace! “In-alli-lahi Wa-inalli-lahi, Raji-unnah”