Kyagulanyi mourns fallen Spanish journalist

Ainebyona KAKWENZA 

National Unity Platform President H.E Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has this morning sent his respects to deceased journalist Sumaya Carrasco Sadurni who perished in a fatal accident.

The fateful moment happened on Monday at Kiryandongo along Gulu Highway.

Sumy perished with her driver Thomas Mugisha when a truck hit their Toyota Rav 4 car killing them on spot.

Kyagulanyi lauded Sumy as a courageous, committed and professional journalist who served her trade selflessly.

“Still trying to come to terms with news of the tragic death of international journalist Sumaya Carrasco Sadurni ‘Sumy’ who is said to have suffered a fatal accident together with her driver in Kiryandongo.

Sumy was particularly active in the run up to and during the 2021 presidential campaigns during which she extensively covered and reported on much of our mostly-violent experiences. [She took the last photo on this post]

Her work prompted certain regime spokespersons to refer to her as a CIA agent. At one point, she was forced to flee from one of our press conferences in Kamwokya citing threats she was facing due to her work in Uganda.

I condole with Sumy’s family, friends, colleagues and the entire media fraternity upon her death. May her soul rest in eternal peace.”

Kyagulanyi posted on his official social media profiles.

Kyagulanyi attributed this iconic photo to Sumy

Sumaya Carrasco 33 was a Spanish nationality who worked for the International Press Association of Uganda and was a major actor during the 2021 national presidential elections.

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