Another Daily Monitor journalist Felix Basiime (pictured above) has died, only eleven days after the death of another colleague at the Namuwongo based publication.
Basiime died in the wee hours of Friday after an illness related to covid19. Pauline Bangirana a journalist with the Daily Monitor died in June 8 of covid19.Journalist JB Ssenkubuge had also died a week earlier. Basiime’s death brings to three the number of reporters dead in one month.
Basiime has been a stringer based in the Western city of Fortportal covering the entire Tooro region.
He died last night at Mbarara hospital where he had been battling covid-19 in the ICU.
“We have lost a very jolly man who had given Journalism full time since 1997,” his workmate Alex Tumu said.
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