KAMPALA – The human resource fraternity and academia is mourning the sudden passing of Brenda Barugahare Olumbe.
Brenda, a former recruitment and talent management specialist at Monitor Publications Ltd, died on Sunday in Australia due to hypertension triggered by her pregnancy.
The former lecturer at Makerere University Business School has been pursuing a doctorate degree.
According to her sister, Ms Joan Olumbe, the deceased was rushed to hospital after developing hypertension and was immediately put in the intensive care unit but could not make it.
She was reported to be with her husband, Mr Enoch Barugahare, in Australia.
The deceased worked at Monitor Publications Ltd between 2012 and 2014 before she joined International Justice Mission.
Condolence messages for Brenda poured in on social media soon after learning about the incident.
Sandrah Nabuule, a friend, posted on Facebook: “Brenda Barugahare Olumbe, I thought you’d be coming back home so that we can laugh like crazy and reminisce on the good ol’ days. How can it be that you won’t be coming back but instead your body will be brought back! What is happening this year? I’m so confused. Rest in Peace my dear friend.”
Mr Joseph Mazige, a former news editor at Daily Monitor, posted: “In shock and saddened by passing on of Brenda Barugahare. What a loss to the family, Busoga and the academia! Rest in Peace.”
Janet Olumbe posted: “Please wake up Brenda Barugahare, I just talked to you. You have been nothing but my guardian angel. May God rest you well my love. I love you Brenda.”
Harriet Nkoowe posted: “You are my God, you have been my God, you are still my God, you will always be my God. Even when it’s dark for me, my daughter is in the light with the Amighty. I have lived to see you born, crawl, walk, grow, learn, graduate, marry. RIP”