PHOTOS: CS Namwamba visits Catherine Kasavuli in hospital

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On Sun, 4 Dec, 2022 15:06 | 2 mins read
PHOTOS: CS Namwamba visits Catherine Kasavuli in hospital
Sports CS Ababu Namwamba prays with Catherine Kasavuli in hospital. PHOTO/ Ministry Of Youth Affairs, Sports & The Arts (@moscakenya)/Twitter

Ababu Namwamba, the Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts, on Saturday, December 3, visited veteran media personality Catherine Kasavuli at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) where she is receiving treatment for cervical cancer.

Namwamba paid a glowing tribute to the legendary KBC news anchor as he wished her a quick recovery.

Sports CS Ababu Namwamba poses for a photo with Catherine Kasavuli in hospital. PHOTO/

"You have inspired a generation of great female anchors. Your influence on our female journalists can never be matched. May God give you healing, so that you can continue to mentor our girls," the CS said.

Kasavuli is admitted at Kenyatta hospital's private wing.

Sports CS Ababu Namwamba and his team pose for a photo with Catherine Kasavuli in hospital. PHOTO/

Kasavuli's family went public about her condition while appealing for blood donation in early November.

The journalist's colleagues joined the campaign and urged Kenyans to visit the hospital and donate blood for the media icon.

"Blood donation appeal: Legendary newscaster Catherine Kasavuli is hospitalized at the KNH Private Wing after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. She urgently needs blood. Kindly avail yourself and donate. Thank you," Citizen TV's reporter and news editor Francis Gachuri said in a tweet on November 7, 2022.

Kasavuli: It's not been easy

Later, while thanking those who responded to an appeal to donate blood for her, Kasavuli admitted that the past month had not been easy for her.

"Last one month has really been crazy for me, I want to take this moment and appreciate my family, colleagues in the media industry, the Catherine Kasavuli Foundation team, my doctors, friends, strangers, online community; I wish I could respond to all your messages, I see them and I'm really humbled. May God remember you," she wrote.

"To special people that have come forth to donate blood may God bless you, may he enrich your beautiful souls, may He meet with the desires of your heart. To special souls that are contributing towards my medical bill, I love you so much and God bless you," she added.

The journalist further expressed optimism that she would overcome the fight against cancer.

"It's not an easy journey but I believe in God's faithfulness and breakthrough. To anyone fighting the same struggle - I love you, we shall overcome, life is a beautiful thing and we shall live to tell our stories."

She is credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country in the 1980s.

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