Uganda mourns the loss of a cherished icon as the remains of the late Kato Lubwama, a renowned politician, comedian and successful businessman, have been transported to his ancestral home in Nkozi along Masaka Road.
Kato Lubwama passed away suddenly on June 7, reportedly due to a heart attack at Stana Medical Centre in Bunamwaya. After a series of public commemorations and tributes, his body was taken to various locations, culminating in his final resting place in Nkozi on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.
Kato Lubwama was a beacon of laughter and joy for Ugandans and beyond. Known for his exceptional comedic talent, he left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and will be remembered for his ability to bring smiles to the faces of countless individuals. Beyond his stage persona, Lubwama was also a successful entrepreneur, a fact that highlighted his versatility and determination.
Following the news of Kato Lubwama’s untimely demise, grief swept across Uganda. The community mourned the loss of an exceptional individual who had brought joy to countless lives. In honor of his memory, his body was first taken to his residence in Mutundwe, allowing friends, family, and fans to pay their respects and bid farewell to the beloved entertainer.
The National Theatre in Kampala became a focal point for collective mourning as Kato Lubwama’s body was brought there for public viewing. The iconic venue served as a space for people from all walks of life to celebrate his life, share memories, and express their condolences to the grieving family. The outpouring of support and affection demonstrated the deep impact Lubwama had on the nation.
As the day of his final farewell approached, the remains of Kato Lubwama were solemnly transported to his ancestral home in Nkozi, located along the Masaka Road. The funeral procession served as a somber tribute, with friends, family, and fans lining the route to bid their final goodbyes. The journey symbolized the closing of a chapter in Uganda’s entertainment industry and marked the beginning of a new phase, as the nation reflects on Lubwama’s lasting legacy.
Kato Lubwama’s contributions to the entertainment industry will forever be cherished. His unique ability to brighten lives through humor and his entrepreneurial endeavors inspired many. As he is laid to rest in his ancestral home, his memory will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of experiencing his talent and charm.