Kickboxer Mark Bugembe dies after brain tumor

Kickboxer Mark Bugembe succumbed to brain tumor injuries after a fight way back in 2017.

Bugembe died from Cure Children’s Hospital in Mbale on Thursday, 13th August 2020.

For a long time, Bugembe has been in pain following a brain tumor after injuried sustained during a bout at the Extra Combat Championship against Joseph Bonane in 2017.

“God gives and God takes. This is saddening that we have lost Mark Bugembe. He has been in pain for a long time. May his soul rest in peace” Shakie Mubiru, a kickboxer who has been at the forefront of the deceased’s care disclosed.

Mark Bugembe on the death bed

He had been transfered to Mbale because the financial resources needed (over Shs 30M) could be got in time.

Bugembe is survived by a wife, Josephine Wanyana and three children.

He participated in over 30 international fights winning several medals for Uganda, most remarkably in Ethiopia and Egypt.

UPDF kickboxer Titus Tugume has worked tirelessly to see that Bugembe is treated until his unfortunate demise.

Bugembe will be laid to rest on Friday, 14th August 2020 at his grand father’s ancestral village in Luweero.

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