President Uhuru Kenyatta has paid homage to veteran broadcaster Badi Muhsin, describing him as a "devoted and patriotic Kenyan" who made significant contributions to the growth of journalism in the nation throughout his lifetime.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed sorrow that the famous journalist had died only weeks after being re-hired by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) to teach and coach the next generation of broadcasters in a letter of sympathy sent to Mr Muhsin's family, friends, and relations.
In his many years as a broadcast journalist at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Mr Badi Muhsin established himself as a household figure and television legend in the country. He used his great skill as a broadcast journalist to teach generations of excellent broadcasters."
"He was a devoted employee who was fiercely loyal, steadfast, and deeply dedicated to his career and company, KBC." According to the President, Mr Muhsin was a genuine Kenyan pioneer and role model whose recent return to the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) after years of absence was an act of selflessness and love for his profession and nation."
Mr Muhsin's profound command of the Swahili language, along with his calm demeanor, won him many admirers among television viewers, according to the Head of State, who said that the late broadcaster would be remembered for his commanding on-screen presence for the rest of his life.
"Many Kenyans admired his calm presenting style, excellent Swahili, and unassuming demeanor," says the author. Mr Muhsin's unique manner won him the affection of many people who will miss him for the rest of their lives," the President said of Mr Muhsin, who died unexpectedly on Friday in Mombasa.
He prayed to God to provide the Muhsin family, friends, and relatives, as well as the numerous admirers who had gathered to mourn his death, the courage and strength to endure the profound sorrow caused by his untimely passing.
According to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Muhsin had traveled to Mombasa to interview Alice Tabu for Dira ya Magwiji, a Swahili news program that he presents on Saturdays and Sundays.
Journalists from all across the nation and from abroad, as well as political figures, have praised him for being a devoted individual who took pride in his work. It is expected that Muhsin's body would be transferred from Nairobi tonight, ahead of his burial at Kariokor on Saturday.
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