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Ruto donates Sh2 million towards TV journalist Catherine Kasavuli’s burial

President William Ruto has donated Sh2 million towards fallen veteran journalist Catherine Kasavuli’s hospital bill and burial expenses.

The Head of State made the donation at a fundraiser aimed at offsetting medical bills and funeral expenses held in Nairobi.

President Ruto also announced he will take up the Sh4 million debt incurred by the veteran journalist at the Kenyatta National Hospital’s private wing.

Kasavuli passed away on December 29th 2022 after a battle with cervical cancer.

She is renowned as the soft-spoken TV journalist who spent decades reading news having commenced her journalism career in 1980.

Her successful career led to stints at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Kenya Television Network (KTN), and Citizen TV.

Many have eulogized her as a hardworking, prayerful, and kind journalist who helped newbies’ find their feet in the TV industry.

Several leaders have hailed Kasavuli’s journalism skills and contribution to the media industry. They include President Ruto and First Lady Rachel, former president Uhuru Kenyatta, National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, Cabinet Secretaries Alfred Mutua, Ababu Namwamba and Eliud Owalo, Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, and Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) chairman Gideon Moi.

Kasavuli will be laid to rest on January 14, 2023 in Vihiga county.

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