On 6th May 2023, Isma Olaxess, popularly known as Jajja Iculi, was shot dead in his brand new Toyota HiAce car, commonly known as a drone. His death sent shockwaves through the Ugandan community, especially those who knew him personally and professionally. One such person was Faridah Nakazibwe, a well-known Ugandan journalist who had interviewed him on numerous occasions about political and social issues.
Faridah Nakazibwe was among the mourners who gathered at Isma Olaxess’s final send-off ceremony in Nkokonjeru, Katwe Village, Mukono District. The ceremony was a somber affair, with many of his friends, family, and colleagues struggling to come to terms with his untimely demise.
As Faridah Nakazibwe paid her respect, she could not hold back her tears as she spoke about the late Isma Olaxess. She described him as a kind and compassionate person who always showed concern for others and would reach out if anything happened to you. She talked about the times she had interviewed him, saying that he was always willing to share his thoughts and opinions on political and social issues.
“Isma Olaxess was someone who showed great concern and would reach out if anything happened to you. He often took the initiative to call and check on me. I believe he didn’t deserve what happened to him, I viewed him as an entertainer and he had rightfully earned his place in society.” Faridah Nakazibwe revealed.
Faridah Nakazibwe’s tribute to Isma Olaxess highlighted the impact he had on the Ugandan community, especially through his work as a blogger and political commentator. She talked about how he used his platform to raise awareness about issues affecting Ugandans and to hold those in power accountable.
Isma Olaxess’s death is a tragic loss for the Ugandan community, and his legacy will undoubtedly live on through the many lives he touched. The outpouring of grief at his final send-off ceremony was a testament to the impact he had on those who knew him. His death serves as a reminder of the need to address the issue of gun violence in Uganda and to work towards a more peaceful and just society.