Ugandan musician Juliana Kanyomozi has lost her only son Keron, aged 11.
Keron, who was being treated at Nairobi’s Aga Khan Hospital, succumbed to multiple-organ failure earlier on Sunday.
Fenon Records, to which Juliana Kanyomozi is signed, was first to break the news.
“Juliana’s only son Keron just passed away at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. Our prayers go out to Juliana and her family at this trying time. Keron…you’re gone too soon! R.I.P,” reads the post.
Earlier, the record label had posted a statement from the artiste. In the post, Juliana had asked her fans to pray for her son, who had had an asthma attack. She assured them that she was devotedly at his side and that Keron was getting the best possible care.
“My family and I would like to inform my friends and fans that my little Angel Keron has not been well after suffering a severe asthma attack while at school. He is currently admitted at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi, and is getting the best medical attention. I am by his bedside 24 hours. Please join us in praying for my little angel for his quick recovery. Thank you, Juliana.”
Juliana, one of Uganda’s best-known musicians, has been a long-serving judge on East Africa’s biggest reality and talent show, “Tusker Project Fame,” which has aired for six seasons.
The only female judge on the panel, which consisted of Kenya’s Ian Mbugua and Tanzania’s Hermes, she is a darling to many for her sober comments and advice to budding singers.
Adopted from the Sunday Nation