Royal Media Services news editor Robin Njogu has passed away.
Njogu died on Tuesday, 15th March, at the Aga Khan Hospital.
He passed away barely hours after his mother’s death.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru confirmed Njogu’s shocking death on his social media account.
He described Njogu as a “consummate journalist”, who contributed heavily to the development of radio news.
“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.”
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua mourned Njogu as a personal friend and a fellow journalist.
“Heartbroken to lose a friend and fellow journalist Robin Njogu. The other day when I visited him in the hospital, he was cheerful and getting better. He sent me this photo recently of the days when he used to attend my Government Spokesperson briefings as a reporter. What a sad night..,” Mutua tweeted.
The former Capital FM news boss has also been mourned by friends and colleagues in the media industry.
Citizen TV news anchor Trevor Ombija, sports journalist Saddique Shabaan, The Star journalist Oliver Mathenge, and former Director of Digital Communications at the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU), Dennis Itumbi, were among the first media personalities to send their condolence messages.