K24 Television news anchor Anjlee Ghadhvi has lost her battle with cancer.
Ghadhvi, who was battling cancer of the lungs, breathed her last at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi at 1:15pm on Friday, January 10.
The kind and lively journalist was first diagnosed with liver cancer in early April 2014, when she was expecting her second child.
Ghadhvi underwent a liver transplant after the cancerous cells kept on recurring two years after she began chemotherapy.
“With several recurrences and specialised treatment, a transplant was the only option for me. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy that had lasted two-and-a-half years were draining me mentally, physically, and, more so, exhausting my family financially,” Ghadhvi said in her video-recorded narration of her battle with cancer aired on K24 Television on October 1, 2016.
The liver transplant that lasted 18 hours was successful, but, sadly, the cancerous cells recurred in her lungs, leading to her demise on January 10, 2020 after years of treatment.
K24 Television head of Digital and TV, Peter Opondo, has eulogised the late Anjlee as a committed person, who had nonpareil passion for the work she did.
“Oh my friend @AnjleeGadhvi, you fought that cancer beast with all your might. You did it for your kids, husband. Never lost hope. You always smiled through the pain and insisted on coming to work even at your weakest points. We believed you were winning...until now! RIP my friend,” tweeted Opondo.
Anjlee Ghadhvi is survived by her husband and two daughters aged 10 and 5.
May her soul rest in peace.