Kampala City Traders Association (Kacita) chairman, Everest Kayondo has died.
Kacita Chief Executive Officer, Abel Mwesigye said Kayondo died Wednesday afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana, Kampala where he had been admitted with Covid-19 symptoms on Saturday.
“He died this afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana. He was admitted on Saturday after testing positive with Covid-19,” Mr Mwesigye said.
A renowned businessman known for advocating for the rights of city traders, Kayondo also invested in the tourism sector.
Kayondo’s death comes just two days after Private Sector Foundation-Uganda (PSFU) executive director, Mr Gideon Badagawa also succumbed to the virus.
Mr Badagawa passed away on Monday morning aged 59, with reports indicating that he succumbed to Covid-19 at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he has been receiving treatment since last week.
Despite making his name as an entrepreneur, Everest Kayondo was a professional teacher.
Along the way, he added on another qualification in accountancy. Kayondo has been a family man with grown up children who are all professionals in different fields.