Former Chairman of Uganda Taxi Owners and Driver’s Association-Utoda, late Hajji Musa Katongole will be laid to rest tomorrow Wednesday.
According to the deceased’s brother, also identified as Hajji Katongole, it was very difficult to bury the deceased today due to the heavy downpour in and around Kampala that started in the wee hours of the morning.
Islamic traditions say that a deceased person is should be buried the same day they die especially if they die in the morning.
Speaking from their family home at Kasangati along Gayaza-Kalagi road, the deceased’s brother said that he will either be buried at their family burial grounds at Kasangati or Nakasajja or at his home in Kanyanya.
Some of the relatives and friends had by Tuesday afternoon started gathering to remember the man who has been in the transport business for over 30 years.
Katongole’s Will is yet to be known and it remains a mystery where he will be buried. He will either be buried at their family burial grounds at Kasangati or Nakasajja or at his home in Kanyanya.
The late Katongole also has a home in Ntinda Minister’s village.
He has been described by many, as a hardworking businessman who has contributed to the growth and development of the country.
Katongole died on Tuesday morning after one week at TMR International Hospital Nalya, a Kampala suburb due to heart complications, diabetes and hypertension. It’s said that he also recently contracted Covid-19 that was the immediate cause of is hospitalization.
He spent most of the eight days in hospital on a ventilator because of breathing difficulties.
His body is currently at A-Plus Funeral home at Mengo where it is being prepped for burial. It’s expected to be taken to his homes at Kanyanya and Ntinda, before funeral prayers which will be held at Kibuli mosque where he’s been one of the right-hand men of Prince Kassim Nakibinge, the titular head of the Muslims.