Veteran Kenyan TV anchor Catherine Kasavuli has passed on at the age of 60. She was known to be battling cancer until her demise.
She was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital on October 26 and was there until November. With her deteriorating condition, her colleagues had appealed for blood donation on her behalf.
She, unfortunately, didn’t make it and was pronounced dead. Medical records indicate she died of cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death in women.
Catherine probably knew what was coming, as she shared her moments in the hospital with her family around her, noting that a person’s family is all they have got, and they should make peace with them while on the material plane.
Since the news of her death broke, fans and political leaders alike have been paying tribute to her. Among the notable figures that have paid tribute to Catherine is Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale, who called her a “trailblazer TV journalist.”
Abdulswamad Nassir, governor of Mobabsa, noted that the news of Catherine’s passing was a source of great sorrow for him. The governor remembered her as a veteran news anchor at KBC that graced our screens with news in the early years of broadcasting in Kenya.