Hundreds of people on Thursday gathered at the Kabale Police playground to bid farewell to Percy Kamusiime, a radio presenter at the Kabale based Voice of Kigezi FM.
Kamusiime, 31, has been working at the station as a did-morning show host of the program â€œSunriseâ€� and was also the Runyankole/Rukiga news anchor.
Kamusiime succumbed on Thursday at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital to an unknown illness.
Her family and workmates say they are waiting for the post-mortem report from the referral hospital where she died shortly after arrival.
Kamusiimeâ€™s mother,Â Angella Byamugisha said she travelled from Rukungiri on Monday morning after the deceased called her saying she was having a terrible headache.
The deceased had visited Rugarama hospital in Kabale town but was not diagnosed with any illness.
On Wednesday at around 11:30am, she became weak and called some relatives and friends that helped take her to Kabale hospital where she died at around 8pm.
Byamugisha said Kamusiime was her first born of six.
The late graduated with a diploma in Journalism at the Great Lakes Institute in Kanungu District and started working at Kinkizi FM in Kanungu District for a while and later worked at Kanungu Broadcasting Services FM Radio in the same district.
In 2013, she started working with Voice of Kigezi FM in Kabale town.
â€œShe has been instrumental in paying school fees for her young brothers and sister besides providing financial support to the whole family. We shall not only miss our daughter but also miss a person that has been of economic importance to our family. She had promised to officially introduce her husband to our family this month. Itâ€™s too painful that sheâ€™s gone,â€� said Byamugisha.
Mourners described Kamusiime as an approachable person that had a big heart and helped those that wanted to develop their journalism career.
Canon Eng. Ivan Mbabazi Batuma the Voice of Kigezi director, hailed Kamusiime as a hard working employee who aimed at perfectionism, describing her death as unfortunate.
â€œShe was employee number 27 in our staffâ€¦She has been a very excellent performer who always acted as a super link between the radio audience and the station,â€� said Batuma.
Batuma said he would give Kamusiimeâ€™s salary for the coming six months to her parents.
Darius Nandinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner commended Kamusiime for being a professional broadcaster who never sounded biased on air and treated all people equally.
â€œWe were planning to recognize her among the best radio presenters we have in this region for her good works but she has left us,â€� said Nandinda.
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