Veteran TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli is dead.
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Managing Director Samuel Maina confirmed that Kasavuli died while receiving treatment on Thursday, December 29.
She passed away at the Kenyatta National Hospital aged 60 years after a battle with cervical cancer.
“Kasavuli passed on yesterday night. Her death related to the cancer ailment that she’s been bravely fighting in the recent past,” Maina told the media.
In her last post on December 12, she shared that she was visited by her nephew who had lost his mother to cancer, promising to fight the disease.
“Five years later it strikes again, but this time round, we are well prepared, courageous, optimistic, and thankful to every new day I get to hope courageously,” she wrote.
A number of journalists including KTN’s Mashirima Kapombe remembered her as a role model who held the hands of several media practitioners during their careers.
Kasavuli first made public her illness on November 7, appealing for an urgent blood donation. Colleagues in the media industry responded to the clarion call from the KNH blood donation unit.