IGG Betti Kamya’s Mother Succumbs To COVID-19

IGG Betti Kamya’s Mother Succumbs To COVID-19

By Ivan Mwine

It is a sad week for the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Betti Olive Namisango Kamya, following the demise of her mother Margaret Wairimu Kamya, who was a Kenyan.

Information from credible sources indicates that that Wairimu passed away on Tuesday January 11, 2022, after losing a battle to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

The late Margaret Wairimu Kamya

Shortly after her demise, Kamya tweeted pictures of her mother with the message;  “Psalms 62:1-My Soul  finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.”

She however didn’t divulge details about the funeral and burial program, although we shall reveal this in our subsequent reports.

Wairimu was widow of late George Wilson Kamya, who was Betti Kamya’s father and together they had nine children, of which Betti, who was born on November 30 , 1955, in Nakuru, Kenya, was the fourth. In 1961, when Betti was six years old, the family relocated to Uganda.

Meanwhile, her death comes at a time when COVID-19 infections in the country are increasing, a few weeks after president Yoweri Museveni reopened schools and the entire economy after two years of lockdown.

According to information from the Ministry of Health, results of COVID-19 tests done on January 09th, 2022 confirmed 865 new cases, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases to 155,376.

Out of these, 3,361 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded, with 98,785 cumulative recoveries, bringing the Test Positivity rate to 11.2%.


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