NTV's Olive Burrows Recounts Watching Mother Die at Home [VIDEO]

  • NTV News anchor Olive Burrows.
    NTV News anchor Olive Burrows.
  • Celebrated NTV News Anchor Olive Burrows has recounted the lowest moment in her life following her mother's sudden death.

    In an video interview with Nairobi News, the anchor disclosed that she was heartbroken especially since the tragedy happened after the two postponed going for a hospital visit.

    She narrated that her mother, who was not feeling well, visited her one Monday in 2016 and the two were scheduled to visit a hospital on Tuesday.

    When the day came, however, the anchor's mother requested to rest so that the two would seek treatment the following day.

    NTV News anchor Olive burrows interviews former US President Barrack Obama in 2015
    NTV News anchor Olive burrows interviews former US President Barrack Obama in 2015

    "My mum had been unwell, and she came to my place on a Monday. I told her we would go to the hospital on Tuesday. On Tuesday, she told me she wanted to rest.

    "The whole day I just felt off. I got home and found my mum hadn’t eaten. She had slept the whole day, so I forced her to eat," she narrated.

    Describing the experience as the lowest point of her life, Burrows explained that when she woke up on Wednesday, she found her mother pacing up and down complaining of difficulty in breathing.

    Her attempts to reach medics in time were also futile since Red Cross informed her that Ruaka, her residence at the time, was far from their nearest station.

    She, however, managed to get a hold of St Johns ambulance medics.

    “We were getting ready for the hospital. I was in the kitchen making tea and I noticed she was quiet. I came out and found her on the sofa, but one look at her face, and I could tell she was having a stroke.

    "So, I screamed, I rushed to the fridge where I had Red Cross numbers, and they told me I was too far away because I was living in Ruaka then," she added.

    The tests from the medics showed that she had already passed away.

    "I would say never put off to tomorrow what you can do today," she added.

    During the interview, Burrows also disclosed that the highlight of her career was interviewing former US President Barack Obama in 2015. She was the only Kenyan journalists who got the opportunity.

    She noted that, although she had known well in advance that she was the one to interview him, she did not tell her close friends because she did not want to risk it not happening due to Obama's busy itinerary.

    Below is the video: