Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives and friends of veteran radio broadcaster Mohammed Juma Njuguna who died on June 8, 2019 at a Nairobi hospital.
President Kenyatta described the highly decorated radio journalist as a refined broadcaster and a trailblazer who used his role in the mass media to inform and entertain Kenyans, especially through his moving football commentaries.
“We are filled with grief and a deep sense of loss. Mohammed was an outstanding journalist. He was a good and inspiring figure in the media industry, and a great mentor to upcoming journalists,” the President eulogised.
“At this moment of sorrow, our thoughts and prayers are with Mohammed Juma Njuguna’s family, relatives and friends,” he added.
The late Njuguna was awarded the Head of State Commendation (HSC) in 2010 for his immense contribution to the development of broadcast journalism in the country.
The President prayed to God to comfort the family of the late Mohammed Juma Njuguna and give them the strength and grace to bear with the loss.