By Sophan Niwamanya
The body of Mark Bahati Kanagizi, a son to the presidential advisor on Kigezi affairs, George William Kanagizi, and the Kabale district speaker, Flavia Nyinakiza Kanagizi, was yesterday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Bugarama parish, Kaharo Sub County, of Kabale district.
Bahati died last Monday at Nakasero hospital, where he had been rushed after sustaining serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident that involved a motorcycle at the Namungoona flyover along the Kampala-Hoima road.
The deceased’s mother, Flavia Nyinakiza Kanagizi, described the late Bahati as someone who has been a pillar of the family.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who doubles as the brother-in-law of the late Bahati Thomas Tayebwa, eulogized Bahati for being a trustworthy, humorous, and loving person.
He promised to support the children of the deceased by educating them.
The Minister of State for Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives, David Bahati, eulogized the deceased as a hard-working person with entrepreneurial skills and leadership skills.
Min Bahati noted that we all need Bahati’s legacy of love, kindness, and hard work.
The deceased’s children described their father as caring, loving, and an advisor who would miss his good humor.
During the funeral service, Rt Rev Bishop Guard Akanjuna, Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, challenged Christians to live for a purpose and to promote peace, love, and harmony among Christians so that when they die, they leave a legacy.
The late Bahati survived with one widow, Suzan Bahati, and six children—one girl and five boys. Bahati died at the age of 43.