Ykee Benda Lauds MC Kats For Coming Out About His HIV Status

He appreciates his determination to end stigma

By  | Dec 17, 2020, 01:00 PM  | Top of The

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 Wycliffe Tugume who is also known as Ykee Benda has appreciated Edwin Katamba better known by his stage name MC Kats for coming out publicly on HIV status.

" MC KATS You made a legendary & iconic move my dear brother certified Legend, you are special," Ykee said. 

The 36-year-old MC last year came out about his status after a video of him was leaked talking about how he has been sick with HIV for more than 10 years, yet not on any medication.

In the video, Kats did not know that he was being recorded by the person he was talking to but only learned that he was recorded after the video leaked.

After the video leaked, it was hard for Kats to accept the situation which sent him into depression, he was later forcibly taken to rehab but escaped and ran to Pastor Bugembe’s church where he was prayed for.

Later on, his baby mama, File Mutoni who was also the artist he was managing under his company, Kats Music, came out and talked about the struggles Kats put her through and promised never to return to him.

Luckily File recently indicated that she was not HIV negative and she was happy with her life.

It seems the prayers Kats received from Pastor Bugembe were of great help as the MC now accepted his status, quit smoking, and a bit of alcohol. 

He is now more vocal about positive living and encouraging people to have hope even after contracting HIV because being sick is not the end of life.

On 1st December 20202, he talked about how he has managed to achieve all he had ever dreamed of despite being sick with HIV

Kats follows in the footsteps of music legend Philly Bongole Lutaya who was the first Ugandan to come out about his HIV status and sensitizing people to be cautious about their lives.

Kats is also a celebrated Ugandan celebrated TV personality, CEO Kats Music, father, and music analyst.

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