friends of the late popular actor Charles Bukeko aka Papa Shirandula on Monday,
July 20, gathered to lay down his body at his home in Nanderema, Samia
Sub-County, Busia County.
burial, Bukeko’s widow, Beatrice Ebbie Andega recalled her husband’s last
moments before taking his last breath.
that in the last three weeks, Bukeko would rarely go to the house as he was
busy working day and night. She added that on Sunday last week, Papa Shirandula
said he felt like he was really cold.
After advising his husband to go to the hospital on Monday and get tested for Pneumonia, malaria, and COVID-19, Bukeko only received his coronavirus results on Wednesday.
on Thursday… and Friday, I started observing that he was not doing well. The
breathing had changed. In the morning on Saturday, I told him his condition was
not good, we had to take him to the hospital.
“After I put him in the car, I went to Karen hospital. Admission was just another process. I’m telling them please; he needs support and an emergency. The time they are still preparing, he passed on when I was with him in the vehicle. He was not even admitted. He passed on seated in the car,” recalled Bukeko’s wife.
emotional widow blamed Karen hospital for negligence after doing only one test
on her husband instead of the three they had requested.
“I went and
asked the doctor ‘how many tests did you carry out?’ The doctor tells me only
one. I asked him why they were meant to be three. Why do you only concentrate
on one?... The weather here is not conducive for our lives. Why did you omit
the other two? When people come, don’t concentrate only on one disease when
people are not dying of that one but the other one,” lamented Papa’s wife.