Kenyan born Cable News Networks (CNN) news anchor and international correspondent Larry Madowo is in mourning following the untimely death of his grandmother and family matriarch Francesca Madowo.
Taking to social media, the sad and heart broken Larry broke the sad news of Francesca’s demise describing her as the family matriarch, heartbeat, comedy partner, the dearly loved one while praying for her soul to rest in perfect peace.
“My grandmother, the family matriarch, our heartbeat, my comedy partner, the dearly loved Francesca Madowo has joined the ancestors.
“I am numb. My heart has been ripped from my chest. Light has gone out of my life. Nind gi kwe, min Omollo,” read the post.
This comes just weeks after the seasoned journalist had expressed fears about his granny’s illness during a feature for CNN about the Covid-19 situation in Kenya, with the numbers ever increasing and vaccination rate low.
In his prophetic message, Larry forebode the granny’s demise while fearing to pick any family call from his rural home back in Siaya County for the fear of the bad news.
“Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died. She has been on a ventilator for four weeks and my anxiety is near breaking point. The dreaded call could come at any time: Covid-19. Again,” he wrote.
The seasoned journalist expressed his disappointment at the limited access to the vaccine that African countries are currently faced with while the developed countries had it in surplus quantities.
Larry just recently lost an uncle named Justus due to Covid-19, the her granny was reported to be down with, with the country still struggling to vaccinate its population.
“I had just finished filming at a crammed ICU treating critical Covid-19 patients in Uganda’s capital of Kampala last month when I learned that my uncle Justus had himself died of the virus across the border in Kenya.
“I was heartbroken and angry. He was not vaccinated because Kenya didn’t and still does not have enough shots even for a senior like him,” Larry expressed in the article