News of Keturah Kamugasa’s death broke on Wednesday afternoon shaking the fashion industry and the journalism fraternity at large. Keturah Kamugasa was a columnist with The New Vision and Editor for Flair For Her and Bride and Groom magazines. She revolutionized coverage of fashion and arts news in Uganda starting in the nineties. Most memorable was Fashion Police that is credited for changing how Ugandans dressed up for events. Keturah herself was an impeccable dresser and will be remembered for many things including always completing her look with a smile.
Tributes have been pouring on social media since the news broke out. “You knew l was coming….we were to chit chat and laugh out loud in that hospital ward… Why not wait for me…. Why not laugh with me… You knew we were to sip your favourite wine to celebrate your special day… Your birthday…. You knew that your best life was unfolding, and NOW!…. keti am hurt, l am terrified …l am so scared,” posted renowned designer Santa Anzo.
Joram Muzira posted, “Gone too soon. Rest in Peace Ms. Keturah Kamugasa. The fashion industry will miss you insanely plus all of us.”
“You always told me i had a unique style, that i was different and that there’s something about me. I didnt talk to you for so long but the few times i did, i noticed how sweet a person you were.
Am so saddened with the news of your death,” said makeup artist Fyona Kirabo in an emotional Facebook post.
Many journalists who passed through her hands at New Vision credit her for their fist byline.
Keturah was born on 8th December 1967 and passed away at IHK on 20th December 2017. May her soul rest in peace.