Its a moment of grief for many free-spirited buzz-loving Ugandans in after the passing of a prominent bar owner of Nexus bar and events based in the Kiwatule-Najjera known as Ivan Kakooza.
Kakooza has passed on Friday morning at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted while reportedly battling depression and stress-related illnesses for days.
Nexus Manager Joan Kaitetsi, confirmed that Kakoza has been ill with an unconfirmed condition for the past one month and he passed on from Mulago National referral hospital this morning.
Some reports however suggest that the deceased had accrued loans from commercial banks and defaulted on payments hence leading to high-stress levels.
Kakooza’s bar and events business suffered looses when the government instituted a national lockdown in March 2020, over six months ago.
Kakooza had reportedly planned a massive musical concert to import an international artist but it hit a dead end following the National lockdown as a result of Covid19 pandemic.