Veteran Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist Geoffrey Mwavizo Mcawia is dead.
The producer of the once popular Your Wajua and Dunia Wiki Hello programs on the national broadcaster passed away on Monday 9 January after a short illness.
Reports indicated that Mwavizo succumbed to kidney failure during treatment.
Dunia Wiki Hii program introduction on KBC Channel 1.
Former mayor of Nairobi, Professor Nathan Kahara, praised Mwavizo as an extremely competent, credible and impartial reporter.
According to the former mayor, Mwavizo will be remembered posthumously in his works in progress, including the unpublished magazine Peace and Happiness.
“Before his passing, we worked together to launch a new magazine titled “Peace and Happiness” with Mwavizo as editor-in-chief,” Kahara said.
However, it is his job as the Dunia Wiki Hello producer on KBC who will be remembered by many TBEN who tuned into the program every day to keep up to date with the happenings around the world.
In addition to his work at KBC, Mwavizo has also served other Kenyan media houses in various capacities.
He also worked as a freelancer before being appointed by the government as a senior communications officer in various ministries.
Mwavizo also lectured in various institutions across the country.
He is survived by five sons and two widows Rose Msae Mwavizo and Anne Nyaguthie Mwavizo.
His death came barely weeks after the passing of yet another media veteran TV journalist Catherine Kasavuli who caught the attention of every Kenyan, including President William Ruto.
President Ruto went on to compensate Kasavuli’s medical bills which had amounted to Ksh.4 Million.
A collage photo of President William Ruto and the late journalist Catherine Kasavuli
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