Nairobi News


Veteran Kenyan journalist Johnson Barasa is dead

By Amina Wako April 22nd, 2020 2 min read

The Kenyan media fraternity is mourning the death of renowned cameraman Johnson Barasa who died on Tuesday.

Until the time of his death Barasa was working for South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

News of his death was shared by his colleague at SABC, Sarah Kimani.

“Some very personal news out of the SABC news Nairobi office. This afternoon our dear colleague and cameraman Johnson Barasa took his final bow. We thank the Lord for the time we spent with him. May his soul rest in Peace. I will now be taking a break from social media to mourn a dear friend, colleague, and father figure. Go well, my dear friend,” Kimani said.

Deputy President William Ruto, while condoling with family and friends of the deceased described Barasa as an exceptional, formidable, and brilliantly acute veteran journalist.

“Barasa was a dedicated seeker of truth, a force with the unrivalled ability and a third eye for news. He was fearless, tireless, insightful and uncompromising. We will miss his humility, resilience and focus. Our prayers and love to the family, friends, colleagues at the South African Broadcasting Corporation News, Nairobi and the entire journalism community. Rest In Peace,” Ruto said.

Here are some messages of condolences from some of Barasa’s former colleagues: