Richard Kato ‘Prean’ commonly known on Kampala social scenes as Richie Kats lost his life after being involved in a motor accident on his way to Masindi.
According to sources, he was travelling with his lawyer and another friend heading to Masindi to finalise some business deals when the driver lost control of the car which overturned instantly and in the process Kats unfortunately lost his life.
Kats and his twin brother Patrick celebrated their 30th birthday last Sunday and he’s survived by a 5-month old baby girl and a widow known as Angel Dushine, he got married to last September in an exclusive private wedding. He is said to have loved her so much.
Kato who is a Lawyer by profession was passionate about music and got involved in it right from high school where he was in the School church choir and by the time of his death, he was running his own coffee processing business as well as running a few charity projects and has been doing this for some time now.
He was understood to be nurturing political ambitions and planning to stand for the post of Member of Parliament for Mityana South in 2021.
His body was taken to Masindi hospital from where it was transported to Mulago mortuary for a post mortem and awaiting the burial arrangements
Having been a dual citizen of Austria after being adopted by an Austrian lady, Richie Kats was once a renowned socialite who tried singing at some point and throwing luxurious parties and money between 2010-2012. His close friends describe him as a jolly, loving and caring man who was very close to his family.