UBC News Anchor Dies

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stomach geneva; color: #333333;”>However, health officials said Namasaba died in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Until her death, the deceased was also a presenter of the UBC Weekend Edition.

Ritah Kyomugisha, a friend of the departed journalist, said Namasaba’s death is so shocking: “I feel like this is some kind of silly stupid joke……how can u be gone????? I can’t believe it…not even a bit… just last weekend we were together and you were perfectly fine…..death really is a thief.. May u rest in perfect peace… will be missed.”

NTV news anchor, Josephine Karungi, described Namasaba as “the girl with a good heart and a beautiful smile.”


Last week, youthful CBS journalist Cissy Nankanja collapsed and died in Kampala, leaving a trail of broken hearts.

A few days ago, Mr Patrick Ongom Komakech who once worked with The Monitor Publications passed away at Masindi. With Monitor, he mainly concentrated on photography. He was later appointed as Information Minister in Alur Kingdom in Nebbi district.

Veteran Journalist and former Chief New Editor Uganda News Agency (Radio Uganda and Uganda Television), Mr Emmanuel Nkurunziza, also passed away on September 8 at Kampala Hospital.

By the time of his death Emmanuel Nkurunziza was an Assistant Commissioner for Information in the Directorate of Information and National Guidance under the Prime Minister’s Office.

He played a significant role in helping transform the former UTV – Radio Uganda into a modern Public broadcaster.

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