Uganda’s music industry has faced a huge blow after songstress Juliana Kanyomozi lost her 11 year old son Keron Raphael Kabugo early Sunday July 20, 2014. This follows a severe asthma attack while at school, which got the youngster admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. This, doctors believe, resulted into multiple organ failure and despite the fact that they tried their best; they could not save Keron’s life.
Keron was the talented musician’s only child, fathered by her ex-boyfriend Amon Lukwago, and the two are currently separated.
Rumors had earlier been circulating of the passing of the ‘Ssanyu Lyange’ singer’s son. She however confirmed the heartbreaking news of her son’s death on her official Facebook page saying;
“My little angel has just gone to the lord. What was spreading earlier was a rumor. He passed away at 10:25am this morning. He’s been such a fighter. Thank you for praying for my lil angel. I will try n be as strong as I possibly can. Rest in peace Keron. Sleep well my son. Till we meet again.”
This is truly a trying time for Juliana, several renowned musicians and celebrities like Keko, Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, Mariam Ndagire, Gospel singer Levixone, and many others have come out to show their support to Juliana. Sending out their condolences to her through social media. Celebrities aside, Juliana’s friends and fans also took to social media to send out their tributes to her.
A vigil was held at the deceased’s grand fathers residence with mourners turning up in large numbers.Burial arrangements have been set for Friday 25 in Matugga on Bombo Road after 10 am prayers at All Saints Cathedral Kampala. Our sincere condolences go out to Ms. Juliana Kanyomozi and may Keron’s soul rest in eternal peace.