Carol Njogu, the wife of the late Radio Citizen boss Robin Njogu, penned a heartfelt eulogy to her late husband who passed away on Monday, March 15, at the Aga Khan Hospital.
Her eulogy was read by Pauline Chegu, a close family friend. In her tribute, Carol recalled how Njogu, who then worked at Capital FM, lost the company's car on one of their outings.
"He had been assigned some news story to cover. He stopped by our house in Jericho to say 'Hi'. He was using the company's car. He asked the driver to park and wait for him. As he sneaked in to see me, some guys had just committed a crime in the neighbourhood and found a car with a driver.
"They jumped in and commandeered the driver. Just like that, a company car was missing because of Robin. He had stopped on his way to see me. I don't know how he got away with that," Carol said.RMS Head of News-Radio Robin Njogu celebrating a past birthday with colleaguesFile
Excerpts of her tribute as indicated below also recalled how she met the media boss and their memories.
I saw Robin the day I reported to (Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC). As I struggled with my bags at the gate, a man approached me and offered to help. Ignoring him, I hastened my steps towards the hostels. I knew there and then that this was the kind of men I was warned against. I looked back at a distance to make sure he had gone away only to find him unmoved looking at me with that smile he always had.
A few days later, he approached me and asked to borrow Ksh 100. I did not ask any question. I gave him and continued on my way. One week later he found me and returned the Ksh 100, that's how we started but then again that's my story. If Robin were here, he would have told a different side of the story.
He chose me, I accepted it. We became one and accepted each other on December 3, 2005. He was not the type to surprise me or send me presents. Earlier on, in our relationship, I complained about it. I was not getting any chocolates or gifts on my birthday. One valentine's day he surprised.
It was neatly wrapped. I was touched and flattered. I opened it and found it was mutura. The first gift. That's how romantic he was.
He was in the labour room for all our children. He used to wash them, change diapers and knew them since they were young. He involved them in all he did and saying he loved them is an understatement. He taught them all virtues in life.
His parents and mother were everything to him. He used to love sitting next to his mum and treasured every moment with his siblings. He also loved my siblings and parents as their own.
When I lost my dad, he took over the burial and conducted him as a son my father never had. God will guide my path for me and my children.
Thank you for choosing me, loving me and sharing our life. Go well, Robbie. Always and forever, Amen.
His colleagues also eulogised him as one of the best practitioners they ever worked with. Citizen TV's Editorial Director Joe Ageyo read the Royal Media Services MD Wachira Waruru's tribute which also represented all company employees.
"He was not only a colleague but a friend. He was known for his gentle demeanour and was a team player," Ageyo said.RMS Head of News-Radio Robin Njogu during a past trip to the USFilechild
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