Ruto Contributes Ksh5 Million, Waives Catherine Kasavuli's Hospital Bill

  • A collage photo of president William Ruto and late journalist Catherine Kasavuli
    A collage photo of president William Ruto and late journalist Catherine Kasavuli
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  • President William Ruto came to the aid of the late journalist Catherine Kasavuli in her final journey before internment.

    On Saturday, January 7,  KBC news anchor John Jacob Kioria shared the details, divulging that Ruto waived the deceased's hospital bill.

    “Great thanks to our President, who has waived the bill incurred by my colleague Catherine Kasavuli. May her soul rest in peace,” Kioria stated on his social media pages. 

    During the fundraising event at United Kenya Club, graced by prominent people, Ruto detailed how he supported Kasavuli’s send-off journey.

    KBC Managing Director Sam Maina(Second-left) and Nairobi county senator Edwin Sifuna(Third-left) and other guests during Catherine Kasavuli's Fundraising event at the United Kenya Club, Nairobi on Saturday, January 7, 2022.
    KBC Managing Director Sam Maina(Second-left) and Nairobi county senator Edwin Sifuna(Third-left) and other guests during Catherine Kasavuli's Fundraising event at the United Kenya Club, Nairobi on Saturday, January 7, 2022.
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    “Our one and only president Ruto has dispatched Ksh1 million in support for the programs ahead for our later sister Kasavuli.

    "In addition, our head of state has also committed to clear the entire outstanding bill in the hospital,” Ruto’s message read.

    The family had sought the help of well-wishers to offset the outstanding Ksh4 million bill accrued during Kasavuli's admission to the hospital.

    Westland's member of parliament, Timothy Wanyonyi, remembered the late Kasavuli as a person who gave every Kenyan a reason to watch news bulletins.

    “I want to celebrate her life very well lived. Whichever station she was you would turn that station to listen to her,” the MP noted.

    Former attorney general, Amos Wako, described Kasavuli as a professional greatly committed to her work.

    “Catherine was very professional and loved her job. I would say she had found her calling. She had found the purpose for which God had created her,” he eulogised. 

    Nairobi senator, Edwin Sifuna, could not hold his emotions as he showered the late Kasavuli with praises for her beauty.

    “She was a very consummate person, a beautiful face on TV. I loved her smile. To the family, am sorry for the loss and I assure you that we will walk in this journey together,” Sifuna eulogised.

    Catherine Kasavuli
    Late Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) News Anchor Catherine Kasavuli.
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    The veteran journalist passed away on December 29, 2022, aged 60, at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after battling cervical cancer

    She will be laid to rest on Saturday, January 4, at her home in Zululu, Vihiga County.