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Local journalist Casimir William Kayumba passes on

The Editor in Chief of Rushyashya newspaper, Casimir William Kayumba died yesterday. He was 56.

Speaking to IGIHE, Rushyashya Managing Director, Jean Gaulbert Burasa said that Kayumba had no health complications and that they had talked on phone in the morning a day before had no problem.

“Yesterday he was at home, he didn’t work, I called him at around 11:00am asking him the reason he didn’t attend to work and told me that he would come later,” he said.

“The situation changed at around 3:00pm and they took him at Ndera Health Center which referred him to Kibagabaga Hospital, but died on the way. We are not aware of the cause of his death,” he said.

Since 1991 to 1994, Kayumba worked for Tanzania based media house Business Times. In 1998 he established the defunct ‘Ukuri Newspaper’. From 2003 to 2006, he was a commissioner at Rwanda Media High Council.

The Express News

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