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VETERAN KBC news anchor Badi Muhsin is dead

 Veteran KBC journalist Badi Muhsin died on October 8, 2021 at his Mombasa residence.

 Legendary KBC TV news anchor Badi Muhsin. Photo/COURTESY

According to sources privy to his final hours, Mr Muhsin had lunch today and complained that he was not feeling well.

His family told a local news company that the veteran reporter went to take a nap. He never woke up from his sleep.

Muhsin joined KBC during Mzee Daniel Moi’s era in 1980. Coincidentally, He retired at the end of Moi’s rule- The same year Moi rule ended.

After 18 years of retirement, Badi rejoined the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC),where he had worked for 22 years. It was at the same time when he had a kidney surgery to remove kidney stones.

His passing on is a big loss to the media fraternity.

Veteran Kitui journalist Musembi Nzengu eulogized Muhsin’s demise as unfortunate given how resourceful he was in mentoring him.  “I personally worked with him at the Kenya Leo, the Kiswahili version of the defunct Kenya Times. The two were owned by Kanu, the then ruling party.

He was quite a resourceful person and assisted me in honing my writing skills.

Ever since we have had a close attachment and he would always invite me to cover Muslim community celebrations in Kitui and Mwingi towns. It is sad and a big blow to lose such a dear friend and a workmate. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.”, said Mr Nzengu.

Until his demise, Muhsin was a member of the Kitui Municipality Board.

“I personally interacted with him while covering Muslim celebrations in Mwingi town some years ago.He was an affable old man but full of life. He encouraged and inspired us as budding journalists. May he RIP", wrote Benedict Mutuku, a former Mwingi based Nation correspondent.

“I used to watch him while in primary school in a black and white TV. I liked his Swahili”, said Musyoka Ngui, Mwingi Times editor.

"I can attest he was an inspiring and liking mentor. I knew him in my early childhood when he worked at Juhudi studios in Kitui town after he left Kalawa Secondary School. I have had close relationship even with his late cousin, Ali Khalfani, whom we worked together at defunct Kenya Times. May his soul rest in peace. Amen”, said Paul Mutua, a renowned Kitui journalist.


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