New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: Kalita Bus Owner Is Dead

The proprietor of Kalita bus company, Patrick Lucky has died.

Michael Asaba, the deceased's young brother said Lucky, died last night at the heart institute, Mulago Hospital.  "My brother has been battling with head and throat cancer for a long time. He was often taken to India for treatment," Asaba said.

Asaba said that Lucky was taken to Mulago Hospital on Monday, where he has been bedridden, until Tuesday night when he passed on.  According to Asaba, Lucky, 44, has for long been suffering from throat cancer.

Lucky gained prominence in 1999, when he purchased the first bus named Kalita, to ply the Fort-Portal-Kampala road.  In early 2000, Lucky became a prominent businessman in the Tooro region, when he purchased more buses, making

Kalita Bus Transporters, one of the leading bus companies in the western region and country.  At the time of his death, the bus company owned 50 buses.

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