|Kevin’s untimely death has left me numb
and choking. There is a permanent log in my throat; heaviness
in my chest.
|Lately, I have been thinking deeply about the
life I want to lead going forward, and most importantly the
legacy I want to leave when I finally pass on.
|Many times in the last six months, when John
Ogen Kevin Aliro, the fallen founding managing editor of The
Weekly Observer, would tell bits of his life story, senior staff
writer, Richard Kavuma, would ask him why he hadn’t written
his autobiography yet.
|I was supposed to help Kevin learn about training
during his week in Omaha. I can’t imagine that he learned
as much from me as I learned from him.
|A friend I
will never meet
|Just when everything seemed to be going according
to plan, the news of Kevin Aliro’s death has taken the
wind out of my sails.
media fraternity mourn Kevin
|While John Ogen Kevin Aliro lived, he inspired
many journalists in Uganda. Below, Weekly Observer staff, media
colleagues and friends bid farewell to a great friend.
will live on
|TAMPA - For the entire time Kevin was sick, I
never had a moment’s rest. Every single email, SMS and
phone-call from Kampala was enough to make me jump out of my
|Tears for a
|November 12, 2005 will remain a sad day for me.
That is the day I lost a very dear friend. At about 5 p.m. a
message came in from JT - James Tumusiime of The Weekly Observer.