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Jose Chameleone brother’s final rites schedule confirmed

The family of famed Ugandan singer Jose Chameleone has announced the final programme of their deceased brother Humphrey.

As per the programme seen by Nairobi News, a mass will be held in honour of the deceased at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Lweza, a Kampala suburb, on April 2.

Scores of top Ugandan musicians, including Juliana Kanyomozi and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, have gathered to pay their respects to the departed who passed on recently after a long illness.

Gerald Mayanja, Humphrey’s father, shared with mourners the agonising pain his son endured before succumbing to stomach cancer at the age of 52 on March 30.

“In all the years I have been on this earth, I have never seen someone go through so much pain in sickness,” Gerald lamented, recalling Humphrey’s ordeal.

“He got to a point where even moving his arm was so painful it felt like they were cutting it off.”

Gerald recounted Humphrey’s poignant words just two days before his passing, revealing:

“He told me, ‘Dad and Mom, I have had enough with life, I am done with the world.'”

Prossy Mayanja, Humphrey’s mother, echoed her husband’s sentiments, expressing her anguish at witnessing her son’s suffering and revealing her prayers for his peaceful departure.

Despite the family’s emotional turmoil, Gerald expressed gratitude for the unwavering support they received from Humphrey’s friends, who generously contributed financially to cover medical expenses.

“The very first time we took him for surgery, the bill was Shs 10 million. I called one of his friends, and they paid all of it,” Gerald recounted.

Humphrey’s health struggles came to light in July 2023, shortly after his arrival in the US from Uganda.

Thereafter he underwent extensive surgery and was subsequently diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the beginning of March, 2023 as revealed by his father, Gerald Mayanja.

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