Veteran journalist and Kenya’s first live news anchor Catherine Kasavuli is dead.
According to KBC Managing Director Samuel Maina Kasavuli succumbed to cervical cancer on Thursday night.
“It is true. She passed on yesterday night. It is related to the cancer ailment that she’s been bravely fighting in the recent past,” he told media.
Kasavuli has been admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital since October 26.
In November, colleagues and friends in the media industry mobilised people to donate blood for urgent transfusion after she was admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital late October, battling cervical cancer.
Kasavuli’s family had also requested Kenyans for monetary funds to help her offset her bill at KNH.
In her last post on December 12, she shared that she was visited by her nephew who had lost his mother to cancer, promising to fight the disease.
“Five years later it strikes again, but this time round, we are well prepared, courageous, optimistic, and thankful to every new day I get to hope courageously,” she wrote.
While in hospital, Kasavuli received numerous high profile visitors and well-wishers who prayed for her quick recovery, Sports CS Namwamba are among them.