Isma Olaxess, popularly known as Jajja Iculi, was a prominent Ugandan blogger who was known for his straightforward opinions on political and social issues. Unfortunately, on May 6th, 2023, he was shot dead, leaving behind a legacy of truth and honesty that many admired.
Speaking to the press, Isma Olaxess’ father expressed his sadness at the loss of his son, who was a fearless champion of truth and justice. He lamented that instead of his son burying him, he was now the one giving his son a final send-off, a heart-wrenching reversal of roles that no parent should ever have to endure.
Isma’s father was visibly emotional as he spoke about his son’s unwavering commitment to speaking the truth, even when it was unpopular or controversial. He revealed that Isma had received numerous threats over the years, but he refused to back down from his convictions.
Isma’s father also urged the government to do more to protect journalists and bloggers who are targeted for their opinions, and to ensure that those responsible for his son’s death are brought to justice.
The death of Isma Olaxess, a young man who was passionate about his country and committed to using his platform to make a positive difference, is a tragedy that has shaken the Ugandan community to its core. But his legacy of truth and honesty will live on, and his father’s words serve as a powerful reminder that the fight for justice and equality must continue, no matter the cost.