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Kenyan media mourns death of comical radio presenter

By NYABOGA KIAGE September 2nd, 2018 1 min read

The Kenyan media is mourning the death of radio presenter Joseph Mochere alias Okebiro who died on Friday night.

Mr Okebiro who worked at Egesa FM, a local radio station under Royal Media services, will be best remembered for his humour.

Before news of Okebiro’s death, his wife, Theresa Moraa, posted a curious message on Facebook which hinted that all was not well.


“Mtu akisema anajiua na aue watoto utafanya aje? (If someone threatens to commit suicide and kills his children what can you do?)” She wrote.

In the hours after news of his death broke, there was speculation on social media that he had committed suicide, which is yet to be confirmed.

Kisii County scribes chairman Joshua Araka confirmed that death as he mourned the deceased.

“Through his humour, he touched many of us and made vernacular radio have a new meaning. While we painfully accept the sad ending of his life, we pray that God comforts those whose lives he directly touched,” said Mr Araka.