President William Ruto has waived the medical bill for celebrated news anchor Catherine Kasavuli.
The journalist died at the Kenyatta National Hospital after battling cervical cancer on December 30.
Her family has however been having a difficult time off setting her medical bills which stood at Sh4 million by the time she died.
Her family had announced it will hold a funds drive on Saturday, January 7 at the United Kenya Club from 5 pm to raise funds to offset the bills.
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“We anticipate further bills at the funeral home and costs of interment, which cost we can’t estimate now,” the family said.
However, with the intervention of the president, the burden has been lessened for the family.
On Saturday, January 7, KBC’s senior anchor Jacob Kioria confirmed Ruto’s hand in offsetting the bill the late Kasavuli incurred while at the hospital.
“Great thanks to our President who has waived the hospital bill incurred by my colleague Catherine Kasavuli. May her soul continue to rest in peace,” said Kioria on Twitter.
Kasavuli will be laid to rest on January 14 at her Vihiga home.