Update 11:53: President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, March 16, mourned the death of renowned journalist Robin Njoguwho succumbed to Covid-19 on Monday evening, March 15.
Kenyatta stated that the journalist was a progressive journalist whose contribution to radio and online journalism has gone along way in transforming the country’s media and communication sector.
“Robin was an excellent journalist who mentored many young people in the Fourth Estate...My interactions with Robin during his time in the State House press corp were always enriching. He was a trusted and very effective member of the team," the president stated.
Radio Citizen Managing Editor Robin Njogu has succumbed to Covid-19.File image of ICT CS Joe MucheruFile
Njogu died on Monday, March 15, at the Aga Khan Hospital where he was undergoing treatment, just days after his mother passed on.
ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs CS Joe Mucheru confirmed Njogu's demise on his social media platforms, where he also paid his last respects.
"Robin was a consummate journalist and contributed heavily to the development of radio news in the country. Sad loss for his young family, RMS and the media fraternity in the country. May God comfort his family," he wrote.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua mourned the deceased as a personal friend whom he had visited in hospital.
"The other day when I visited him at the hospital he was cheerful and getting better...what a sad night," Mutua stated.
The renowned journalist has been practicing Journalism for over a decade.
He held a degree in Development Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
We at Kenyans.co.ke convey our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Njogu, a dedicated journalist who touched the lives of many in the media fraternity.Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua when he launched his 2022 Presidential bid on September 6, 2020died death
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