Queen of Katwe actress loses battle to Cancer
Uganda’s popular younger actress died of a brain tumour aged 15 years.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa became popular in Uganda after her role in the Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Kampala slum Katwe
Ms Waligwa was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016, and according to Mariam Ndagire well wishers mobilised funds until her death.
To take the younger actress to treatment in India.
In 2017, Ms Waligwa was taken and treated.
However last year she was found to have another tumour which is believed to have claimed her life.
The teenage star of Queen of Katwe was a student at Gayaza High School, which she had reportedly attended since 2018.
May her soul RIP.