Former NTV anchor Winnie Mukami succumbs to COVID-19
The Kenyan media industry is once again in mourning following news of the death of former NTV anchor Winnie Mukami.
Mukami passed on at a city hospital where she was receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19.
She began her career at KBC where she served in different capacities before later joining NTV where she anchored the news during the station’s launch in 2003.
She left the media house in 2010 to steer her public relations firm, Winners Frontiers International Limited.
Mukami was then, in 2018, appointed to the Kenya Pipeline Company board where she served for three years.
Her death comes just days after yet another journalist, Robin Njogu, the Managing Editor of the Radio News section at Royal Media Services, succumbed to COVID-19 at the Aga Khan Hospital.
Kenyans have since sent their messages of condolence to the family on social media:
My deepest condolences to friends and family of the late Winnie Mukami. May her soul rest in eternal peace. This pandemic is real and it is bad. Let’s all take care of each other and stay safe.
— Farida Karoney, EGH (@Faridakaroney) March 18, 2021
Winnie Mukami. Rest in peace beautiful soul. Covid is cruel.
— David Makali (@davidmakali1) March 18, 2021
Just got news that we have lost another media colleague – former NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami.
Condolences to her family and friends as she rests. pic.twitter.com/8gLjKRC81e
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) March 18, 2021
I am terribly saddened at the passing on of my friend Winnie Mukami, fmr NTV anchor & KPC Board Member. Over the past 2yrs, I came to know her as a true patriot who on the background, loved and served her country with dedication. Winnie yearned for a united Kenya. Rest well, WM.
— Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba, PhDc, CPM. (@silasjakakimba) March 18, 2021