Sarah Aceng, the grand-daughter of Uganda ex-president Dr Apollo Milton Obote has died of coronavirus in London, UK.
According to Chimpreports, the late Aceng, a social worker who was entrusted by her North London Borough Council to handle elderly affairs, became a victim of the pandemic on Saturday evening.
Aceng was the daughter of Charles Akora, a son to Milyeri Apio Ayer, the little known first wife of Obote before he married Miria Kalule.
“I have just learnt from Mr. Charles Akora that he has lost his dear daughter Sarah Aceng in London due to Coronavirus. My condolences and I am with you in spirit although it is difficult to get where you are because of the (current) situation,” said Magemeso Namungalu, a former UTV Chief news editor.
Aceng became a British citizen and was active in the country’s politics. In early 2000s she unsuccessfully took a shot at becoming a member of the House of Commons on independent ticket.
Aceng becomes the second Ugandan to die.
A Ugandan pastor, living in United Kingdom, died from Covid-19 yesterday.
Pastor Charles Paddy Kayiwa died on Sunday night in London. He tested positive a few days ago and has been receiving treatment.
Gaba Community Church founder, Pastor Peter Kasirivu confirmed Kayiwa’s passing, in a statement issued late Sunday evening.
“[He was] a friend, a revivalist, fellow soldier in the kingdom,” Pastor Kasirivu said.
Several other Christian leaders have paid tribute to Pastor Charles, lauding his dedication to evangelism.
In the UK there are more than 19,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and at least 1,228 people, who have tested positive for the virus, have died, as of 29 March 2020.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has himself tested positive, earlier wrote to all UK households saying the crisis might ‘get worse before it gets better.’
According to the BBC, UK’s coronavirus cases are now increasing rapidly and Sunday saw daily confirmed cases jump by more than 2,400, compared with the previous day.
Globally, authorities have confirmed more than 690,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 32,000 deaths.