Controversy stalks mysterious death of ex-KBC presenter Sally Kwendo
The late Sally Kwendo, a former Kenya Broadcasting Corporation journalist, is said to have died on November 28, 2023, after going missing from her Nairobi residence.
Breaking news had it that her body was found at the morgue located at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after she was allegedly abducted a few days earlier.
However, in an off-the-record conversation with Nairobi News because they are not permitted to officially speak on behalf of the deceased’s family, some sources close to the family indicated that Sally Kwendo had been dealing with mental health issues and had become destructive.
She had been unwell for a while and had been battling depression symptoms, forcing her family to admit her to a Nairobi hospital from where she died.
Her body was then transferred to the Kenyatta Hospital morgue and later to Umash Funeral Home.
Nairobi News reported that a close friend of the late Sally Kwendo posted a condolence message online, revealing he had spoken to the deceased three days earlier and she had assured him that she would heal and be okay.
This depressed position largely contrasts the image the late Ms Kwendo portrayed on social media where she was always jovial and lively, posting photos and videos of herself having fun including dancing.
She also enjoyed flaunting her two children online, including birthday photoshoots she had with them for a birthday. She also enjoyed talking about her beauty and fashion style.
She was married to a police officer.
The late Sally Kwendo used to host a show at KBC and West FM before departing the media industry to pursue private business ventures in Nairobi.
She celebrated her last birthday on November 4, 2023, with a post praising herself and where God’s grace has brought her to.
“To her fans,she is Malkia Sally K❤ Others call her Tausi a name she was nicknamed by BODA BODA operators at Ambwere complex in Kakamega Town in the early 2000’s. Her mom calls her Murebi (kiss kiss my Mummy Jane Imbosa mama wanje😘😘❤) her maternal Grandmas name. When you call me by all these names today, I will answer with envelopes that have no comparison. 🤗 But you know what? I call myself a child of grace.🙏❤. Happy birthday to me ❤😘,” said Sally Kwendo.
Her last social media post was on November 14, two weeks before her untimely death.
Her friends continue to mourn her as a beloved friend.