Namutumba mourns fallen parish chief, Nakato Hadijja

Pictured: Nakato Hadijja, Namutumba's fallen parish chief (Photo/Courtesy)

Namutumba, (UG): Nakato Hadijja, a parish chief in Namutumba District is dead. Nakato died on Wednesday, January 17 in Mulago National Referal Hospital.

The cause of her death however remains uncertain although close sources confirm that she succumbed to organ failure after spending close to two days in the intensive care unit.

The news of Nakato’s sudden passing has spread throughout Namutumba by Wednesday evening, leaving parish chiefs, residents, close friends, and family in a state of disbelief and profound grief.

Eulogies and heartfelt tributes have flooded in, painting a vivid picture of a woman cherished and respected by many.

Hajjira Baziba, among those mourning Nakato’s loss, reflected, “She was a remarkable friend who transcended all boundaries – age, religion, profession, or clan.”

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Nakato’s legacy extended beyond personal connections, as she led significant community projects, was a guiding light, and very phenomenal in the Parish development model, sensitizing and teaching the community the core pillars of the model, SAGE (Elderly grant).

The sentiment was echoed by Tabingwa Scarlet, another close associate and workmate, who struggled to contain her grief, reminiscing about a recent conversation filled with laughter, a testament to Nakato’s infectious and lively nature. “She felt like family; her sudden absence is unfathomable,” Scarlet shared.

Mr. Waako Stephen, the Namutumba District Commercial Officer, expressed deep sorrow, on his social media platform describing the incident as fateful and decided to halt the scheduled re-fresher training for the PDM executive Sacco members, to accord respect to the late.

Nakato was my closest friend, someone I trusted and confided in. His loss leaves a void that cannot easily be filled. We have lost a good person and a dear friend.” Wrote Nakiswa Ali who hails from where the deceased worked as a Parish chief.

As the community grapples with this unexpected loss, the legacy of Nakato Hadijja—a mentor, philanthropist, and compassionate friend—remains indelible in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

Her passing leaves a profound void, marking the end of a life cherished by many and celebrated for its kindness, wisdom, and unwavering support.

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Nakato’s burial took place on Thursda, 18th January at her ancestral home in Nakibembe- Bugweri District.

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