The burial of fallen pioneer news anchor at NTV Uganda, Rosemary Nankabirwa has been scheduled for Wednesday.
According to the burial arrangements announced by her family on Monday, Nankabirwa’s body arrives today (Monday) evening from Nairobi.
Nankabirwa, 37, died on Sunday in Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, where she had been admitted for specialised treatment following a spell at the Cancer Institute at Mulago, Kampala, where she was admitted with adrenocortical carcinoma cancer.
According to Nankabirwa’s brother, Mr Ronald Bisereko, there will be a Requiem mass for her soul on Tuesday at 2pm at Christ the King. This will be followed by a vigil on Tuesday evening at her father’s home in Kanyanya, Kawempe Division in Kampala.
She will be laid to rest on Wednesday in Kioni, Masaka.
NTV had last Saturday spearheaded a fundraising drive to raise money for specialised treatment for Nankabirwa in Kenya. The initiatives, including a car-washing exercise at the Kampala Serena Hotel, raised more than Shs100 million.
Nankabirwa becomes the third member of the media fraternity to pass on in a space of less than three months from cancer-related illnesses. Veteran news anchor Dan Kyazze who passed on in February succumbed to liver cancer while Bbale Francis, who died on April 2 had cancer of the bladder.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor