Condolences are pouring in for a one Raymond Sekitayira who passed away just three days to his traditional marriage ceremony.
Sekitayira, who held his last wedding meeting this past Sunday, mysteriously collapsed at his workplace in Kampala on Wednesday morning.
Sekitayira’s workmates rushed him to IHK Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The family claims Sekitayira succumbed to COVID-19 much as the scan indicated a blood clot.
The deceased was set for an introduction ceremony at her fiancée’s home on October 31.
“After receiving this news, I have been paralyzed all evening,” said Esther Quin, a family friend.
“Indeed, it is so heartbreaking…may his soul rest in peace,” said a one Rosettie Asiimwe.
The deceased was described as amiable, hardworking and respectful.
“Raymond was at the start of his life, in a few days he was going to walk down the aisle after which a new chapter of his life would have commenced. He undoubtedly had dreams and hopes, which have now been brought to a grinding halt by the cruel hand of death,” mourned Sekitayira’s friend, Mugyira Mugarura.
Ugandans on social media prayed for the deceased’s fiancée, Joy, “whose anguish, grief and heartbreak cannot be described in words at this moment.”
Her family had already finalized preparations for the introduction ceremony.
A neighbour said Sekitayira was “okay’ when he left his home for work.
Blood clots form when there is damage to the lining of a blood vessel, either an artery or a vein.
The damage may be obvious, such as a cut or laceration, or may not be visible to the naked eye.
Blood also will begin to clot if it stops moving and becomes stagnant, or in diseases that cause the blood to clot abnormally.
Blood clots may cause life-threatening medical conditions and even death.