Media personalities pay tribute to veteran journalist Waweru Mburu
News of veteran Broadcaster Waweru Mburu’s sudden demise on Wednesday, September 28 evening shocked many.
Moments after Michael Njenga broke the sad news on Citizen TV’s 9:00 pm bulletin, journalists, fans and even politicians took to Social Media to pay tribute and condole with the family.
Mburu, who succumbed to gastric cancer, was popular for ‘Yaliyotendeka’ show on Radio Citizen that many, who are in their twenties now, grew up listening to.
His mastery of Kiswahili Language, characteristic intonation that many have mimicked over the years and signature idiomatic ending, served up his hard-hitting analysis for nearly two decades on radio.
Take a look at some of the tribute messages by media personalities, public figures and fans as Kenya mourns one of her most iconic sons.
It's disturbing,hard&just painful!
R.I.P my friend&colleague WAWERU MBURU, God has a reason for plucking u so soon. pic.twitter.com/Kqs2Yir6GO
— Fred Obachi Machoka (@fredomachoka) September 28, 2016
Fare thee well Veteran Broadcaster Waweru Mburu. A sad day. A big loss. pic.twitter.com/zCyS67Mqhw
— Francis Gachuri (@Fchurii) September 28, 2016
What A Sad Way To End My Day! You Gave Me An Opportunity And Freedom To Explore My Talent On #RadioCitizenFM, You Have Always Led The Team To The Constant Number One Position. You Were A Great Boss. You Were Strong Even On Your Sickbed. I Will Miss You WAWERU MBURU : May God Receive You And Be With Your Family. #RIPWaweruMburu #Yaliyotendeka
— Geoffrey Mwamburi (@bekimwamburi) September 28, 2016
RIP Waweru Mburu..you were an inspiration..to his family..my heartfelt condolences..poleni sana..
— Churchill Show Host (@MwalimChurchill) September 28, 2016
R.I.P Waweru Mburu Kenya's fearless social commentator and broadcast journalist. A true patriot. pic.twitter.com/GvuZZAvWyr
— Gitobu Imanyara (@GitobuImanyara) September 28, 2016
Rest in peace Waweru Mburu..The media industry has lost an icon..Pole sana to the family..
— Ben Kitilli (@Ben_Kitilli) September 28, 2016
— Mac Otani (@MacOtani) September 28, 2016
Veteran Citizen Radio host Waweru Mburu passes on at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi after long battle with gastric cancer. RIP
— Yvonne Okwara-Matole (@YvonneOkwara) September 28, 2016
With his authoritative voice full of conviction and command of language he leaves a mark on Kenya's media landscape #RIPWaweruMburu
— LINUS KAIKAI (@LinusKaikai) September 29, 2016
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) September 29, 2016
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