Minister Mbayo reveals her son died of heart failure after multiple gym workouts

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The Minister for the Presidency Esther Mbayo has revealed that her 26-year-old son Ian Mawanda succumbed to heart compilations.

Hon. Mbayo made the revelation at a funeral service at All Saints Cathedral,  Nakasero on Monday.

“My son succumbed to heart complication according to the post-mortem report carried out by physicians at International Hospital in Kampala (IHK) and I believe so,” Mbayo said.

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Amidst sobs, Mbayo disclosed that the deceased’s lower parts of the heart had expanded due to numerous body workouts he carried out at the gym, which caused his death.

Mbayo said on the fateful evening, Mawanda returned from the gym and began complaining of backache, after he had been served with food.

“The expansion of the lower parts of the heart narrowed the veins that they could not pump the blood to the heart for normal circulation, where he breathed his last,” Mbayo said.

The deceased was her only child.

Mawanda held a Bachelor of Science in Software engineering from Makerere University and had since established information technology-related ventures and has been working as a network software developer at Carbral Tech Ltd, in Kampala.

Former Vice president, Dr Wandira Kazibwe who is also the current presidential advisor on health and population comforted Mbayo. She said she too lost one of her twins, Kevin Babirye who was about the same age as Mawanda.

Kazibwe who is a trained surgeon said  such complication is common among  children who are  born premature,”

Kazibwe also warned the youth to desist from building body muscles in gyms saying, that building of the body muscles may enlarge the arteries, that pumps the blood to the heart thus affecting blood circulation causing deaths.

Ssekandi who represented President Yoweri Museveni delivered sh20m condolence fees, to the bereaved family. “This is a very trying moment for the family, relatives, and friends, the country has been robbed of a prestigious treasure in Mawanda at the peak of his life, ” Museveni’s message said.

” I pray that God gives you the fortitude and courage to go through this moment of loss and sorrow. At this time, we can only find solace in the Christian affirmation that death is not the end,” reads Museveni’s message.

Source: New Vision

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