President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Veteran broadcaster Badi Muhsin as devoted and patriotic Kenyan who contributed immensely to the development of journalism in the country.
In a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of Mr Muhsin, the Head of State regretted that the iconic journalists had died shortly after being re-hired by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) to train and mentor the next generation of broadcasters.
“Mr Badi Muhsin is a Kenyan household name and television icon who utilized his immense talent as a broadcast journalists to mentor generation of fine broadcasters during his many years at the national broadcast KBC.
“He was loyal to the core, steadfast and highly committed to his profession and employer KBC. Mr Muhsin was a true Kenyan trailblazer and role model whose recent return to KBC after year of rest, was an act of selflessness and love for his profession and country,” the President eulogised.
The president prayed to God to give the family, friends, relatives and the many fans of Mr Muhsin the fortitude and strength to overcome the deep sadness of his sudden demise.
Badi, who had recently made a come back on Kenyan state television KBC as a Kiswahili news anchor, died at the age of 67.
He was on official duty in Mombasa on Friday when he died, according to the KBC.
He be laid to rest at the Kariakor Muslim Cemetery on Saturday.