Royal Media Services mourns veteran journalist Robin Njogu


Royal Media Services mourns veteran journalist Robin Njogu
Robin Njogu, veteran journalist and Radio News Managing Editor, Royal Media Services, has succumbed to COVID-19. PHOTO | COURTESY

Royal Media Services (RMS) Managing Director Wachira Waruru has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Robin Njogu, the company’s Managing Editor for Radio, who succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday night.

In a statement issued on behalf of the company, Mr. Waruru termed Robin Njogu’s death as a great loss to Royal Media Services and the entire media fraternity.

“I received the news of Robin’s passing with shock and disbelief. Robin was a talented journalist and editor whose firm leadership ensured high quality editorial products across all the RMS radio stations. Known for his gentle demeanour, Robin excelled at developing and keeping great talent within the stations and was always a step ahead of the competition,” reads the statement.

“His passing is a big loss not only to the Royal media family but also to the entire media fraternity in Kenya. His legacy and contribution to the media industry, and radio journalism in particular, will continue to impact many generations after him.”

Mr. Waruru acknowledged Robin’s sharp knowledge of the media industry, saying his skills greatly enriched the company’s news agenda.

“He exhibited great understanding of the local news environment and the events that shape it. I enjoyed our regular interactions as I sought his insights into various developments in the country. At the weekly editorial meeting which I chair, Robin’s well thought out perspectives always enriched our news agenda. He was a team player who never tired to reach across departments to meet the company’s goals,” added the RMS Managing Director.

Mr. Waruru added: “His legacy and contribution to the media industry, and radio journalism in particular, will continue to impact many generations after him. I pray for comfort for his wife Carol and the young family.”

Robin Njogu 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.

Various leaders among them Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries Farida Karoney and Joe Mucheru have come out to share their messages of condolence following the passing of Robin Njogu.

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