Former NTV’s news anchor Rose Mary Nankabirwa is dead. She was 35. She was pronounced dead Sunday at the AghaKhan hospital in Nairobi, Kenya where she had been transferred for further treatment.
A fundraising campaign by to save her life was launched last week by former employer NTV Uganda and over shs60million was raised for her transfer to Nairobi on Saturday on a chartered plane.Eulogies from friends, politicians and fellow journalists are trending on social media.
Forum for Democratic Change
We join the NTV Family and all Ugandans in celebrating the life of our own Rosemary Nankabirwa. This is a life taken to soon but your candle will burn for long because even when she has left us, she will remain an inspiration to the young people of our country.
Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago
Rest in Peace, Rosemary Nankabirwa. My condolences to the family, friends and media fraternit
Exile colonel Samson Mande
I’m very disturbed by the news that Rosemary Nankabirwa has been pulled off life support and her family has confirmed that she has passed on. Rosemary, Rest in Peace. ….In a functioning state, her Life could have been saved. Something must be done to transition Uganda from a failed state. Why should Ugandans have to always seek medical attention abroad when Uganda has been producing some of the world’s best doctors and medics? Uganda needs a system overhaul.