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Veteran Kenyan journalist Waweru Mburu dies in city hospital

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 29th, 2016 1 min read

Veteran journalist Waweru Mburu, famous for his show ‘Yaliyotendeka‘ on Radio Citizen, died on Wednesday at MP Shah hospital in Nairobi.

The veteran broadcaster is reported to have succumbed to cancer related complications.

The Royal Media Service confirmed the death on its website and on the news bulletin on Citizen TV shortly after.

“Royal Media Service Ltd Chairman Dr SK Macharia, Vice Chair Mrs Gathoni Macharia and Group Managing Director Wachira Waruru condoled with the family terming Mburu’s death as a blow to Royal Media Services and the media industry,” the announcement on Citizen Digital explained.

Waweru Mburu rose to celebrity status for his pithy commentaries on his show ‘Yaliyotendeka‘, that ruled the airwaves for more than a decade.

The show earned him admirers, critics and an almost unrivalled audience in radio.

He was also a panelist on “Cheche Show“, a weekly political talk show on Citizen TV.

The hoarse voiced presenter, whose unique narration style earned him popularity, was rumoured to be on the verge of joining politics.

Nairobi News condoles with Waweru Mburu’s family, friends and colleagues.