BUSHENYI – The media fraternity from Greater Bushenyi is mourning the death of Caleb Rugumire. The deceased was an employee of Crane Broadcasting Ltd which is based in Ishaka town in Bushenyi district.
Mr Rugumire at 29 years breathed his last at Mitooma diagnostic centre in Mitooma district on Tuesday night of September 3, 2019 at around 22:00 hours.
He is believed to have succumbed to Asthma which he has endured for a lengthy period of his lifetime.
The late Rugumire has been hosting a radio show dubbed “youth chat” on 87.6 FM. The dynamic broadcaster has also been juggling roles as a Sales Representative at the same radio station – Crane FM.
Crane FM’s Station Manager, Ms. Joselyne Nuwagaba Kategaya said that Caleb’s death is a big loss to the radio station. She described him as a competent, hardworking and dedicated servant whose efforts have contributed greatly to the media house; she said Caleb will be missed by his colleagues and employer.
“I am shocked by the death, Caleb has done a lot that he will be remembered through the success of this station,” said Mrs Kategaya in a melancholic tone.
Brian Kanyesigye Rwemora, the deceased’s co-worker who hosts the mid-morning show at the same station praised the late Rugumire for his tireless efforts in ensuring the station becomes a success.
“He has always been social and liked cracking jokes but dedicated to fulfilling his assignments in time which made him a competent employee,”said Kanyesigye.
His close ally; Ahwera Bob Dismas who has been the deceased’s neighbour in Mitooma said he was shocked by the news of his death.
Mr. Ahwera said he passed by Caleb’s place on Tuesday afternoon to pay him a courtesy call but was later shocked to hear the tragic news of his friend’s demise just hours later, that his friend had departed.
“I got shocked. Yes he was sick but I paid him a visit on the day he died and we had a talk, we did not think he was soon departing from us,” said Ahwera recalling his final interaction with the deceased.
The late Rugumire is survived by a wife.
His body will be laid to rest on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Nshenga village at his ancestral home in Mitooma district.