Leaders and Kenyans have continued to pour condolence messages following demise of veteran news anchor catherine Kasavuli.
President William Ruto has described Kasavuli as a cheerful anchor who took to television with unprecedented flair.
“It is with great sorrow that I join Kenyans in mourning the passing of Catherine Kasavuli who died Thursday night at 60, after a long brave fight with cancer. Catherine was a cheerful, articulate and intelligent news anchor who took to television with unprecedented flair,” he has written on his twitter account.
“Her pleasant smile, clear steady voice, and elegance made her a welcome presence and reassuring bearer of news to Kenyan living rooms for decades. Countless Kenyans watched her with great admiration and many children grew to emulate her,” he added.
First Lady Rachel Ruto has described Kasavuli as a woman of great distinction who presented news with untold charm.
“Catherine Kasavuli was a woman of great distinction and accomplishment. Throughout her career, she consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, poise, and professionalism. Even if you did not enjoy the news, you enjoyed watching how gracefully she delivered it,” said the First lady.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has also mourned Kasavuli attributing her fame to hard work.
“Catherine Kasavuli became a household name because of her immense achievement as a broadcaster. Indeed, she was a great role model and mentor to many women journalists in the country,” the former Head of State said of the fallen TV queen.
Veteran TV news anchor Catherine Kasavuli died on Thursday 29th Dec 2022 night at the Kenyatta National Hospital after battling with cancer.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Acting Managing Editor Samuel Editor confirmed Kasavuli’s death,”Legendary broadcaster, Catherine Kasavuli, has died. She passed away on Thursday night at KNH where she was receiving treatment.”
Kasavuli had been admitted at KNH since October 26. A colleague at KBC had then informed Kenyans of her situation.
She had recently returned on TV after KBC hired her among veterans to revamp the media house.In November, colleagues and friends in the media industry mobilised people to donate blood for urgent transfusion after she was admitted at KNH.
Cervical cancer affects the neck of the womb and it is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix.
Worldwide, the disease is ranked as the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women.