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Veteran Journalist Lorna Irungu dies

Award-winning journalist and public relations specialist Lorna Irungu Macharia is dead.

Reports indicate that the Gina Din Group Managing Director passed on on Tuesday in what seems to be complications from a Covid-19 infection.

Reports further indicate that she had a longstanding kidney condition, for which she had undergone 3 transplants.

The re-known Presenter was also a Lupus survivor, but ultimately Covid-19 is what took her life.

Lorna’s most notable job was as the host presentation of the super-popular 90s game show the OMO Pick-a-Box, that aired on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

Lorna later hosted the Club Kiboko that aired on KTN between 1994 and 1999, while doubling as a producer of the magazine show Maisha and the youth dialogue show christened Niaje.

She has also hosted State of The Nation at the then Nation FM.

Her death comes just days after Radio Africa lost its news manager Robin Njogu to Covid-19, Winnie Mukami, a former NTV news anchor also succumbed to Covid

The deceased is survived by her husband Edwin Macharia and a daughter. Plans are underway for her burial.

Following her death, friends, family, and former colleagues in the media fraternity have poured in their messages of comfort and condolence as below.


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    Written by Fred Orido

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