President William Ruto has waived the hospital bill incurred by the late veteran journalist Catherine Kasavuli, KBC anchor John Jacob has confirmed.
In a tweet, Kioria expressed gratitude to the Head of State for helping offset the bill.
"Great thanks to our President who has waived the hospital bill incurred by my colleague Catherine Kasavuli. May her soul continue to rest in peace," he wrote.
Great thanks to our President @WilliamsRuto who has waived the hospital bill incurred by my colleague Katherine Kasavuli. May her soul continue to rest in peace. @KBCChannel1 pic.twitter.com/byiX2ivgcO— John Jacob Kioria (@JKioria) January 7, 2023
Earlier, Kasavuli's family had released a funeral programme highlighting several events before her burial.
This included fundraising that was held at the United Kenya Club on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
The family sought the help of well-wishers to offset an outstanding Ksh4 million bill accrued during Kasavuli's stay and treatment in the hospital.
A requiem mass for the late journalist will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Friends International Church along Ngong Road in Nairobi.
Kasavuli's remains will then be transported to Vihiga county where the final service will take place at her rural home at Tigoi Primary School on Saturday, January 14.
The late journalist's burial will occur the same Saturday at her home in Zululu, Vihiga County after the funeral service at Tigoi Primary School.
Kasavuli passed away on December 29, 2022, aged 60 at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) after battling cervical cancer. She had been admitted at the hospital since October 26, 2022.