Ghanaian church elder and a bus driver, Deacon Kenneth Yeboah, has died after contracting Coronavirus.
He kicked the bucket at the age of 55.
Kenneth is reported to have died on April 1st which was his birthday.
His widow, Charlotte Yeboah, who gave an account of his last moments to the UK’s Evening Standard, said her husband, who was also a deacon at a church in Dagenham, had been “lively and bubbly”, leading worship on stage a little over a week before being admitted to hospital.Kenneth Yeboah with his children Gabriel, Jessica and Enoch ( )
According to her, her husband had no underlying health problems beyond high blood pressure.
Mrs. Yeboah added that her husband was very fine and healthy not until he developed a mild sickness.
The late Mr. Yeboah didn’t take the sickness serious but after a few days, his health began deteriorating and he had a problem with breathing.
Mrs Yeboah said: “I wasn’t allowed to see him so I was ringing him. At first, he seemed calm but then his breathing began to get difficult. The last time I spoke to him I said, ‘just keep fighting’. In the end he was put on dialysis because his kidneys were stopping working. It was terrible.
“Not long before he went into hospital he had been singing in church. He had been lively and bubbly as always. It’s almost impossible to take in.”
Paying tribute to her husband, she said: “He was an amazing singer who was the life and soul of the church. He was a wonderful father and husband, an incredible family man. We all miss him so much. People have been calling us from around the world. He touched so many people’s lives. The response has been very moving.”
Mr Yeboah’s wife said she wanted to encourage others to follow social-distancing rules by revealing the speed with which the virus can take hold.Deacon Kenneth Yeboah
Meanwhile, the Coronavirus cases in Ghana has increased to 636.