Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist and video editor Betty Mutekhele is dead.
Betty was shot dead by suspected robbers on Wednesday night, April 7, 2021 in her residential home in Ngong, Kajiado County.
According to a source who had requested for anonymity revealed that Mutekhele was shot dead by three armed robbers who accompanied her into her house and demanded money.
“Two of the thugs took her upstairs as one of them manhandled the husband. The husband can’t even explain what transpired, he just heard gunshots,” anonymous source said.
Her colleagues took to their social media soon after they got the information about her death and sent messages of condolence describing her as a dedicated and talented journalist.
“Rest in peace our video editor Betty, God will answer… best video editor in our newsroom,” KBC radio Taifa presenter Mathias Momanyi stated.
“Last night we lost our colleague, allegedly through murder and it’s devastating.
Rest in peace friend. Everyone at KBC is still in shock,” fellow KBC journalist Bonnie Musambi stated.
“This Ngong should be disbanded it’s becoming a nuisance. Betty was larger than life. I am saddened by her death. May those thugs have no peace.
“My classmate, my chama mate, my best friend, what kind of news is this???? I can’t believe that you are no more Betty,” Pauline Lillian said.
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Managing Director Naim Bilal confirmed the incidence adding that he was waiting more details from the police.
This comes barely weeks after the body of another journalist and National Land Commission employee, Jennifer Itumbi was found killed and dumped in Ngong forest three days after she was reported missing on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.