Everest Kayondo passed on today afternoon. COURTESY PHOTO

Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) chairman Everest Kayondo has died.

He died today at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana, Kampala where he had been admitted with Covid-19 symptoms, KACITA chief executive officer Abel Mwesigye said.

“He died this afternoon at Lifeline International Hospital in Zana. He was admitted on Saturday after testing positive with Covid-19,” Mr Mwesigye said.

Kayondo’s death comes two days after Private Sector Foundation-Uganda (PSFU) executive director, Mr Gideon Badagawa also reportedly succumbed to the virus.

Mr Badagawa passed away on Monday morning at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he has been receiving treatment.