Fashion critic Lydia Keturah Kamugasa has passed away. Kamugasa is reported to have passed away at International Hospital Kampala, based in Namuwongo where she breathed her last at about 3pm.
The 50-year-old was a regular fashion columnist with the New Vision newspaper and was also editor of Bride and Groom and Flair for Her magazines.
“Keturah Kamugasa, will be deeply missed, your creativity, knowledge and tact with words will never be forgotten,” Lord Rhaikara, an ardent reader posted on social media when the news of the death broke out.
Conan Businge a former workmate posted “It’s hard to believe that @Aunt Lydia Keturah Kamugasa has gone to be with the Lord. So sad a moment…”
Kamugasa died just days after the burial of her colleague Peter Busomoke, a photojournalist.
More tributes to Keturah Kamugasa
Susan Muyiyi, sister to the deceased: Can’t take all your calls right now. Yes it is true, my big sister Lydia Keturah Kamugasa is no longer with us. The family will inform you of the funeral and burial arrangements. Thank you for the concern.
Uganda Communications Commission, Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi:” Just learnt of the sudden death of my friend Keturah Kamugasa. What a loss of the lady who brought wearable art, that reflected the warmth of her heart to thousands of people! My deepest condolences to the @newvisionwire but esp her family. RIP my friend.”
Joram Muzira Job, model scout and manager: “Gone too soon. Rest in Peace Ms. Keturah Kamugasa. The fashion industry will miss you insanely plus all of us.”
Joseph Mukacha: “It is so sad to hear the loss of one of great mentors Keturah Kamugasa. You have been loving and kind. May your soul RIP”
A real loss to the #fashion world. Keturah Kamugasa taught me about diversity in style when I was a young impressionable girl. Her writing gave me ideas and fashion tips I followed even to this day. May your Soul Rest in Peace
Her ninjaness: “I’m so saddened to hear about the death of Miss. Keturah Kamugasa, she was like a mother figure especially fashion wise always telling me I looked lovely or to tuck in my dress label”
Andrew Kaggwa, arts journalist: “Keturah Kamugasa introduced many of us to fashion reviews and critiques ……… May she RIP”
Yusuf Kiranda: “Death is perhaps the most participative process in which all of us will engage at some point. But the passing of inspirational fashion journalist Keturah Kamugasa is extremely sad and disturbing. Rest in Peace. You will be dearly missed. “
Lydia Natalejja: “Learn to appreciate what you have be4 time makes you appreciate what you had. Keturah Kamugasa”