Nuliat Nambaziira, a former Luganda news anchor at the defunct WBS television has passed on, the Nile Post has learnt.
According to sources close to the deceased, she underwent an operation on last Friday at Kampala International Hospital and got a baby girl.
She later developed complications including bleeding that are believed to have caused her death.
She was rushed back to hospital on Friday to rectify the situation but died on arrival.
By the time of her death, Nuliat was programme officer for communications and Networking at The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EAASI).
Journalists have already started mourning the former anchor, with many calling her the star that lit up Uganda’s television in the early stages of the industry.
“Saddening to learn about the news of Nuliat’s passing on. May her soul rest in peace. I hope it is not the usual health facilities shortage,” Jacobs Odongo Seaman, a columnist with Daily Monitor said of Nambaziira’s death.
“She was one of the best Luganda news anchors this country has ever produced,” James Onen, proprietor of Hot Shots a news website said.
“Bambi….I remember her ka face at 7pm as we waited for Jam Agenda,” Steven Odeke, an arts and culture writer with New Vision said.
Sadab Kitatta, a journalist at the Observer has described the deceased as the star whose light kept Uganda glued to the defunct WBS TV Luganda news bulletin every day.