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Nikita's Gayaza High classmates eulogize her

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th February 2020 11:46 AM

“Niki introduced me to Fencing and I think I will continue to play the sport just for her. May her Soul rest in peace,” Khalondi said.

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Nikita's classmates during her burial on Monday. (Photo by Alex Keith Gahima)

“Niki introduced me to Fencing and I think I will continue to play the sport just for her. May her Soul rest in peace,” Khalondi said.

KAMPALA - The Senior 3A class students at Gayaza High School took time yesterday to pay their final respects to a classmate, friend and mentor Nikita Pearl Waligwa who was laid to rest at her parents’ home in Kyengera municipality.
 
The young actress, whose debut in a Disney movie, Queen of Katwe, saw Nikita rise to fame locally and internationally, died at the weekend.
 
Class captain Gloria Umulisa said Nikita was a friend to all and in spite of her worrying health condition, she never once showed weakness.
 
“She was a fighter,” Umulisa said.
 
Dormmate and friend Nicole Kirabo said Nikita was filled with such humility that few other girls had.
 
“She often helped with the basics, especially whenever mine run out. She would help go look for washing soap and other necessities. I never felt alone when Nikita was around,” Kirabo said.
 
Vanessa Khalondi said Nikita was kind and also dramatic, which made her very funny. 
 
“She was also a brave girl who loved sports,” Khalondi said.
 
“Niki introduced me to Fencing and I think I will continue to play the sport just for her. May her Soul rest in peace,” Khalondi added.
 
Mercy Lyudria Hadasa said Nikita was so talented. She was involved in sports and she loved music too.
 
She recalls once, the music teacher asked them to present a song and “Niki sang Seven years by Lukas Graham, it was beautiful,” Lyudria pointed out.
 
The song goes….
Once I was seven years old my momma told me
Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely
Once I was seven years old
 
“Niki's presence always managed to bring the class together in unity and we are going to miss her,” Lyudria added.
 
She quoted Psalms 91 which says: “He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
 
Compiled by Alex Keith Gahima
 
 

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