Deputy President William Ruto and DCI boss George Kinoti on Friday led Kenyans in mourning the death of departed veteran news anchor Badi Muhsin.
Muhsin died on Friday, October 8, 2021.
In his message of condolence, Ruto eulogized Muhsin as an exceptional and professional journalist who mentored many upcoming newsmen.
“He was a gentleman, insightful and dedicated seeker of the truth. We will miss his humility, focus and masterly of Kiswahili,” Ruto said.
Kinoti on his part eulogised the veteran news anchor as a humble servant of enviable personality, adding that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has indeed lost a great friend and partner whose contribution in fostering a safe and secure
“I have received news of the passing away of veteran Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Swahili news anchor Badi Muhsin, with great sadness, a humble servant of enviable personality, Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” Kinoti said.
Muhsin is a legend and celebrated journalist who made his way back to KBC, a station he was groomed to become a master in Swahili reporting.
The legend anchor made his name in the broadcasting house to rise and be among the best Swahili news anchors the country has ever produced and lead a bulletin for retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
It is reported in 2020 the veteran TV anchor underwent surgery to remove stones in his kidney.
Muhsin was born in Kitui and was presented with the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) award in 2011 by retired President Mwai Kibaki, for his long service in journalism.
He was also recognised as one of the best Swahili news anchors by the famed author Wallah Bin Wallah in 2010, in addition to being first runner-up for best Swahili translator award in KBC in 1993.
Muhsin retired a few years back but made a return to the national broadcasting soon after rebranding.