KAMPALA – Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda is mourning the passing of his cousin, Chris Ibaale, who succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday, November 2, 2020.
“This is to inform all our friends, family and relatives about the loss of our nephew, Chris Ibaale (48), who passed away last evening at 5pm of Covid-19,” Mwenda posted on his Facebook wall.
He added that Ibaale is a son to his eldest sister, Olive Kabege Muhanga.
“His mother, Olive Kabege Muhanga, is our eldest sister. There will be a memorial service tomorrow at All Saints Church in Nakasero at 10am. Burial will be in Kanyandahi village, Kabarole District on Thursday,” Mwenda added.
“Chris was one of the most intelligent lawyers in Kampala, a man who lived and enjoyed life to its fullest, sought pleasure and fun alongside his heavy work schedule. We thank the doctors, nurses and other medical staff at IHK, Mulago and Medipal who tended to him in his last days and hours. We thank all of you who have kept us in your prayers and who helped during this difficult period when we called upon you,” he said.
Uganda Law Society President Phiona Wall Nabaasa said: “Words may not suffice to express our heartfelt sorrow for the passing on of Advocate Chris Ibaale. May his soul rest in peace.”