These are the burial plans for veteran anchor Ahmed Darwesh

These are the burial plans for veteran anchor Ahmed Darwesh

Celebrated Swahili news anchor Ahmed Darwesh will be laid to rest today in Mombasa.

The feted newscaster, who has been an enduring face on Kenya Television Network’s (KTN) Swahili bulletin, passed away on Monday, December 14 2015.

The body of the deceased was flown from the Wilson airport to the Coast, where it was received by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Darwesh’s family. The newscaster’s brother accompanied the body for the flight.

From the airport, the body was taken to Mtopanga, where the family of the feted journalist is based.

Sources close to the family have confirmed to Citizen Digital that Darwesh will be laid to rest after the 4:00 pm prayers.

The funeral procession will leave Masjid Marembo and they will head to the Kikowani Cemetery where Darwesh will be laid to rest in accordance with Islamic tradition.

The burial at Kikowani Cemetry is a symbol of honor for the late media giant as Kikowani is the final resting place of many eminent individuals from the coastal region, including Professor Ali Mazrui.

The family is yet to reaveal the cause of death, but according to the Standard Group, Darwesh succumbed to complications related to diabetes.

“Darwesh who was well as on Sunday 13th December and even did the 7 Pm news, died at Mater Hospital after he succumbed to diabetes that had earlier on in the day immobilized him at his South C home,” read the company’s website.

The body of the deceased has been flown to the Coast, where his family is based, accompanied by his brother.

Darwesh was a husband and a father of three children.

The media fraternity has mourned the death of the seasoned journalist with many praising him for his kindness and humility.

Citizen Digital offers its sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late newscaster.