Veteran Kenyan journalist succumbs to Covid-19
By Samuel Ouma
Kenya has lost a long-time radio journalist Robin Njogu.
Mr. Njogu passed on Monday night at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, where he was treated for Covid-19 complications.
Njogu was working as the Managing Editor of the Radio News section at Royal Media Services (RMS) until his death.
Prior, he worked as a Capital FM journalist before joining the Nation Media Group (NMG).
The deceased’s colleagues in the media, friends, and Kenyans from all walks of life have sent their condolences messages to Njogu’s family.
Deputy President William Ruto described him as a friendly, humble, skilled, dedicated, and professional radio journalist.
The ICT Cabinet Secretary (CS) Joe Mucheru mourned Njogu as a journalist who contributed much towards the growth of radio news in Kenya.
“…Robin was a consummate journalist and contributed heavily to the development of radio news in the country,” said CS Mucheru.
“I have lost a friend and a mentor, let us all pray for the family at this difficult time. It is particularly difficult to believe because he had shown great improvement and we hoped he will make it,” said Bernard Momanyi, Capital FM’S Editorial Director.
Njogu’s death came just two days after he lost his mother.