Radio Of The Radio And Weasel Group Dies After Beating
Radio’s death comes just days after his mother, Jane Kasubo, had told a press conference at Case Hospital that Radio’s condition was improving, as had been confirmed by doctors.
“My son has been on breathing with the help of machines, but now he can breathe on his own,” she told reporters last Friday. At the same press briefing, socialite Bryan White gave the family sh25m for Radio’s hospital bills.
Radio, famous for songs such as Heart Attack, Sweet Lady and Can’t Let You Go, was revered for his “heartwarming” and “lovely” voice by fans local and global alike.
Alongside Weasel, he made several collaborations with several musicians.
On Wednesday, Case Hospital said it had received sh30m from President Yoweri Museveni towards Radio’s hospital bills.
“We thank you [President Museveni] so very much for the generous deed of contributing to hospital bills for Ugandan music vocallist Moses Ssekibogo alias Moze Radio,” a statement by the health facility said.
“We admire your sincerity and dedication to your people. Moze Radio has been hospitalized at Case Hospital since 23rd January 2018 after he suffered major injuries during an altercation. He has been undergoing treatment in intensive care and everything possible is being done to ensure his recovery,” the hospital said.
The management of Case Hospital acknowledges the payment of UGX 30,000,000 received from H.E The President of the Republic of Uganda @KagutaMuseveni .We are grateful for this generous deed of contributing to hospital bills for the amazingly talented Ugandan vocalist Radio. pic.twitter.com/E5uakimJ7f
— Case Hospital (@CaseHospital) January 31, 2018
When the news of Radio’s death began to spread early Thursday, a large curious and shocked crowd gathered outside Case Hospital as Police tried to keep them at bay.
Many were seen with blood-shot eyes from incessant wailing.
“My Radio is gone! I cannot believe this,” cried a one Julius, who, like many others, stood outside the health facility. “I loved this guy so much. I will miss him so dearly.”
Weasel appeared at Case Hospital wearing a dark hooded jacket. Several other musicians, family and close friends also made their way to the hospital as the mood-dampening news spread.
Inside, Barugahare told reporters that Radio’s condition had “connected” his fiancees. He also particularly consoled Weasel by telling him to “be strong” in “this difficult” moment.
In conjuction with the Goodlyfe, Pastor Wilson Bugembe of Light the World Church in Nansana had dedicated a special service this Sunday for Radio.
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