Robin Njogu, veteran Royal Media Services journalist, succumbs to COVID-19
Robin Njogu, the Managing Editor of the Radio News section at Royal Media Services, is dead.
The veteran radio news journalist succumbed to COVID-19 at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, his family has said.
The decorated scribe had an illustrious career spanning decades, with his latest stint being at Royal Media Services where he was in charge of news, overseeing thirteen radio stations.
He previously served at Capital FM and Nation Media Group.
A trained fact checker, Robin was the go-to person and led the flock when it came to debunking fake news. He mastered the art of news and current affairs.
He was also part of a 15-member Task Force on the Improvement of Government Information and Public Communications appointed by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru in January 2019.
Tributes continue to pour in for the fallen media giant. Social media is awash with messages of condolence from his colleagues and friends alike.
As the media fraternity can attest, Robin Njogu was friendly, humble and a good man. He was a skilled, dedicated and professional radio journalist who edited and reported on issues openly, independently and honestly. pic.twitter.com/f1RpEyhmm5
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) March 16, 2021
I’m saddened to learn of the passing on of Robin Njogu and his mum. Robin was a consummate journalist and contributed heavily to the development of radio news in the country. Sad loss for his young family, RMS and the media fraternity in the country. May God comfort his family.
— CS Joe Mucheru EGH (@mucheru) March 16, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the demise of radio journalist Robin Njogu. I worked with Robin for many years managing radio news and this is a huge loss to the Royal Media Services family and the media fraternity. May God be gracious with his soul.
— Farida Karoney, EGH (@Faridakaroney) March 16, 2021
The music has stooped but the melody lingers . Rest In Peace Robin Njogu pic.twitter.com/QkPvcr9Rp7
— Sen Mutula KilonzoJR (@SenMutula) March 16, 2021
Heartbroken to lose a friend and fellow journalist Robin Njogu. The other day when I visited him at the hospital he was cheerful and getting better. He sent me this photo recently of the days when he used to attend my Govt. Spokesperson briefings as reporter. What a sad night… pic.twitter.com/MNoMeHoIYL
— Dr. Alfred Mutua (@DrAlfredMutua) March 16, 2021
A friend to many and a towering presence in the media industry. Go well Robin Njogu. Strength to his family at this moment
— John-Allan Namu (@johnallannamu) March 16, 2021
My heart bleeds this morning, I have lost a friend, a brother and a mentor. Robin Njogu gave me my first Job on radio fresh from the village with no experience and a heavy accent but he never gave up on me. Fly with the angels my friend. pic.twitter.com/XES5Me1Clq
— Trevor Ombija, HSC (@TrevorOmbija) March 16, 2021
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