Sorrow has gripped supporters of the National Unity Platform party after their own member, Shakirah Kizza Nabagesera, a woman councillor in Kawempe has succumbed to an ailment she has battled with for weeks.
Shakira alias ‘Hajjat wa Bobi’ has been bedridden at several hospitals for quite some time since she was struck by the ailment. Her health had deteriorated to a point that she was being supported by oxygen cylinders to breathe at the time of her untimely demise.
The deceased Shakirah has been a powerful mobilizer for the NUP party. She crossed from the ruling NRM party citing a span of grievances including undermining rights of citizens. She eventually joined NUP and became a vibrant mobilizer very vigilant to the struggle for liberation. She even used her limited resources to donate posters to the Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine presidential campaign trail during the general elections.
Bobi eulogises the deceased
Ths morning, the National Unity Platform family has been hit by another shocking tragedy. Our dear friend and comrade in the struggle Shakira Nabagesera Kizza passed on after several weeks of illness. Shakira leaves a very big void that will be difficult to fill. Those who knew her will remember her commitment, devotion and friendship. It is very painful that she has gone at this time when the country needed her most. Inna Lillahi wa ilayhi raji’un.