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Kidnapped? Mother reveals cause of death for former KBC journalist Sally Kwendo

The mother of the late former Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist, Sally Kwendo, has indicated that her daughter was grappling with depression at the time of her untimely death on November 28, 2023, at 5:30 am.

In a media interview,  Sally’s mother dismissed social media claims that her daughter had been abducted.

She clarified that Sally succumbed to the weight of depression after battling illness for about a week.

“Sally left us as a family, and she had started falling sick, although she was not very serious. I took her to the hospital. She was sick for about one week, and God took her on Tuesday at about 5:30 at Kenyatta Hospital,” the grieving mother explained.

Contrary to earlier reports, Sally’s mother asserted that the alleged kidnapping was a fabrication concocted by Sally herself.

“She was sick, and I am a witness to that. She was not kidnapped like what has been reported out there. When I asked her about the kidnapping story, Sally said she had wanted to scare her friends and see if they loved her. She told me, ‘In fact, they almost arrested your son’ because I had mentioned him. Sally was sick and was not kidnapped.”

Describing Sally as a generous person, the mother revealed that Sally’s mental health had been deteriorating.

“She was losing her mind, and I could tell through our phone calls. After we got to the hospital, they said she was depressed.”

Sally Kwendo, who was married to former Nairobi Police boss Benson Kibue, had an illustrious career included stints at KBC and West FM.

Her children, during the burial, shared that their parents affectionately referred to each other as ‘babe.’

Sally 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 laid to rest at her home in Bunyore, Vihiga County, in an event attended by close family and friends.

Her husband described her as a darling at the funeral even as he recalled how they met at her work station when both were on duty.