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How First Lady Rachel Ruto eulogized Catherine Kasavuli

First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto was among prominent politicians who attended the burial ceremony of veteran journalist Catherine Kasavuli who died . Kasavuli died of cancer in December last year.

Mama Rachel eulogized Kasavuli as a woman of great distinction and accomplishment.

“Throughout her career, she consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, poise and professionalism. Even if you did not enjoy the news, you enjoyed watching how gracefully she delivered it,” Mrs Ruto said.

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Also in attendance was Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition co-principal and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, who described Kasavuli as someone who loved people and life.

“She was amiable, loved people and loved life. She performed her duties very well and was available to help when needed. She has left but her spirit is still alive. She was wearing her specious smile even when she was in pain,” Ms Karu said.

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Other prominent political figures who attended the celebrated journalist’s funeral include Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba, Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna and Roots Party leader Prof George Wajackoyah.

In his speech, Prof Wajackoyah said they all attended high school the same year as Kasavuli, whom he described as hardworking and dedicated.

During her illustrious career, that spanned decades, Kasavuli was known for her elegance and beautiful journalistic wordplay. She was also credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country.

Kasavuli started out as a continuity announcer at the Voice of Kenya (VOK) in 1980 before the birth of her only child, Martin Kasavuli, in 1981.

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