Catherine Kasavuli Family Appeals for Help to Offset Medical Bill

Catherine Kasavuli
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) News Anchor Catherine Kasavuli.
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The family of the veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli who passed away on Friday, December 30, has appealed for help to offset the medical bill she left behind.

The family of the TV queen who succumbed to cervical cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) is appealing to Kenyans of goodwill to help them raise funds to settle the bill, which they say, has hit Ksh4 million. 

Following her demise, a paybill number was set up through which well-wishers can send in their contributions.

Catherine Kasavuli
Late Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) News Anchor Catherine Kasavuli.

The contributions will be received through:

Paybill – 8089700

Account number – Catherine Kasavuli

President William Ruto led Kenyans in mourning the legendary news anchor who graced the TV screens for years in a career that took off in 1985.

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,” President Ruto tweeted.

Many Kenyans watched her with great admiration and many children grew to emulate her. Today, Kasavuli's legacy endures, most notably in a distinctively crisp, fluent, and articulate elocution we are all accustomed to in broadcast anchoring,” the president added.

First lady Rachel Ruto also eulogized Kasavuli.

“Her contributions to the field of media and journalism have been invaluable, and she will always be remembered as a trailblazer and role model for generations to come

William and I are deeply saddened by her demise. We extend our deepest condolences to her family at this very difficult time. Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed,” the first lady tweeted.

The Kenya Editors Guild also paid tribute to the fallen legend noting that “her commitment to professional and excellent delivery of news will continue to challenge and inspire both the current and next generation of journalists”.

Kasavuli, who was Kenya’s first female news anchor, is survived by a son, Martin Kasavuli. She was aged 60.

Veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli
Veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli
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