Veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli has died.
The celebrated journalist died at the Kenyatta National Hospital after battling cervical cancer, according to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation acting Managing Director Samuel Maina.
“It is true. She passed on yesterday night. It is related to the cancer ailment that she’s been bravely fighting in the recent past,” he said via a phone call to Nation.Africa.
Last month, family, colleagues and friends in the media industry mobilised people to donate blood for urgent transfusion after she was admitted at the KNH in late October.
Cervical cancer affects the neck of the womb and it is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix. Worldwide, this disease ranks as the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women and yet is a preventable disease.
Kasavuli, a pioneer television news anchor in Kenya, has worked at KBC, KTN and Citizen TV stations.