Ugandan superstar Edirisa Musuuza popularly known as Eddy kenzo, who has been stranded in Ivory Coast for several months following a coronavirus-induced lockdown is finally to return home.
Kenzo arrived at Entebbe International Airport today Saturday, July 25th, 2020, at 1:30 AM aboard Uganda Airlines repatriation flight together with other Ugandans who were stranded in West Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer was trapped in Ivory Coast where he had gone to perform at the MASA festival in Ivory Coast, a week before President Museveni announced the closure of the Airport.
Kenzo has previously made several unsuccessful attempts to return to Uganda after government started relaxing the lockdown. He at one point petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, saying he had run out of money for upkeep and was willing to be quarantined in Uganda upon his return.
On May 27, Speaker Kadaga said she had spoken to the Sitya Loss singer but he was “in dire straits.”
He had reportedly spent whatever he had yet he’s unable to return home because the flights were not available.
Kadaga also called upon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working through our Mission in Abuja to offer him consular services so that he can be assisted to return home.
Kenzo left the country for business in March. However, his return was put on hold when President Yoweri Museveni directed the closure of Entebbe International Airport and all other borders to forestall the spread of coronavirus disease.
56 Ugandan nationals and legal residents altogether who had been stranded in West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Niger, the Republic of Guinea and Cameroon have been successfully repatriated according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.