TRANSITION:Veteran KBC Swahili news broadcaster Badi Muhsin dies in Mombasa aged 61

TRANSITION:Veteran KBC Swahili news broadcaster Badi Muhsin dies in Mombasa aged 61

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,8TH OCT 2021-The kenya broadcasting cooperation’s fraternity and the nation at large is mourning the sadden death of Veteran Broadcaster Badi Muhsin.The celebrated legendary journalist passed on Friday afternoon in Mombasa County where he was on official duty.

His brother Hafidh Muhsin says they took lunch together with the renowned broadcaster Friday afternoon and while he never complained of any pain, Badi retired to his room and never woke up.

He had travelled to Mombasa to interview Alice Tabu for Dira ya Magwiji the Swahili news segment he hosts on weekends.

Hafidh says they were in constant communication and he was to travel to Makindu on Saturday for some celebrations before returning to Nairobi.

News of his demise have shaken his colleagues at the National Broad caster with Managing Director Dr. Naim Bilal leading in condoling the family saying he has learnt with shock and disbelief.

He described Badi as a disciplined and dedicated news anchor who loved and enjoyed his work.

Journalists were not left out either, some taking to social media to celebrate a media icon whose work traverses generations.

Badi’s death comes four months after making a comeback for his second stint at KBC.

The Family is consulting on whether he will be buried in Mombasa or Nairobi while his remains are lying at his Brothers home in Bamburi Mombasa.

He leaves behind his wife and 2 children.

 

 

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