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Senior BBC Journalist passes on

Senior British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Lynn Kariuki has passed on in a Nairobi Hospital following a short illness.

Kariuki got sick and was taken to a hospital in Nairobi last week where she has been receiving treatment but was pronounced dead on the night of Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Her demise was confirmed by a prominent reporter attached to the international broadcaster who said that Lynn Kariuki passed away after suffering a short illness in Nairobi County.

The BBC Journalist had worked for the media house for 10 years and had since rose up the ranks to become the Administrative Manager for African Languages.

Kariuki was based at the Nairobi office which acts as the headquarters for the BBC’s East African bureau at the time of her death. 

Former BBC presenter and producer Kassim Kayira mourned the late Kariuki as a kind and warm person with a good sense of humour.

“Like someone described her, she was the ‘kindest, warmest and calmest person and had a fantastic sense of humour. She never crumbled even in times of utmost adversity when her mother, father and grandparents passed away only a few years ago.’

“I hold an unresponded email from her and checking, we are friends on Facebook! Taken into hospital end of last week and just last night, succumbed,” Kayira stated.

She is will be laid to rest on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Nakuru South Cemetery.

This is a big blow to the media fraternity after having lost some of its members mostly during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of the Journalists who have since died include; Radio Citizen Journalist Robin Njogu who died at the Aga Khan Hospital, NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami among other media personalities.

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Written by Kennedy Omondi

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