Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has confirmed the passing on of 1 of its finest news anchors, Badi Muhsin.
The Swahili news anchor died in Mombasa on the evening of Friday, October 8.
The 67-year-old veteran journalist had travelled to the coast region for an interview for the Dira ya Magwiji weekend segment which airs every Saturday in between the 7 pm news. consistent with his brother Hafidh Muhsin, the renowned presenter was okay and that they even had lunch together and even proceeded to his sleeping room where he died.
He had reportedly indicated he was feeling unwell within the afternoon shortly after having lunch. Badi worked for the oldest KBC Swahili radio and television stations for about three decades until about 2002 when he retired. He, however, made a grand return to the massive screen to try to to what he does best when the national TV broadcaster rebranded in June 2021.
The native son of Kitui was presented with the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) award in 2011 by the retired president Mwai Kibaki, for his exemplary long service within the Kenyan media. He was also recognised mutually of the most effective Swahili news anchors by the famed author Wallah Bin Wallah in 2010, additionally to being the primary runner-up for the simplest Swahili translator award in KBC in 1993.
From a young age, he was already building his name as an excellent news anchor and writer during his highschool days at Kalawa lyceum in Kitui. This saw him being picked to commentate at sports events within the area, and it absolutely was during one amongst these functions that the then MP Daniel Mutinda, pushed him to do out an interview at the Voice of Kenya today's KBC.
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