Inooro TV's Wangechi Muriuki Loses Grandfather

Muriuki stated that the reality of learning of her grandfather's death was hard to take in.

Inooro TV's Wangechi Muriuki Loses Grandfather

Inooro TV News anchor Wangechi wa Muriuki is mourning the sudden loss of her grandfather.

In a statement on her Instagram account on Wednesday, April 21, Muriuki stated that the reality of learning of her grandfather's death was hard to take in.

“Words fail me guka. I'm so heartbroken. I still don't believe it” she wrote.

Following the announcement, fans and colleagues in the media industry trooped to the comment section to offer their heartfelt condolences.

Muriuki was promoted to be the face of Inooro TV news on November 30, 2019 after working behind the scenes as a producer for Citizen TV for eight years. The station was relaunched a day later.

Wangechi, who was Citizen TV's morning show producer, reads the news bulletin every Wednesday at 7pm and 9pm alongside Michael Njenga, a veteran media personality who has served in both stations.

The two also analyse politics as well as discuss issues facing the leadership in the country.

Wangechi also hosts a show on Inooro TV known as Irio To Githeri every Sunday at 6:30 pm. It is an educational program that showcases how different types of foods are prepared. 

Nearly a week ago, NTV presenter Amina Abdi Rabar lost her grandmother a few days prior to vaccine complications.

"I've learnt so much from her, I've grown into the woman I am today because I had a strong woman like her guiding me and rooting for me always. I am forever grateful I got call her my ako, our matriarch. I already miss her dearly.

"Losing a parent is painful but losing a grandparent you were close to hits very different," she wrote.

Amina added that efforts to save her from the complications of the vaccine bore no fruit. She was 91 years old at the time of death.

She added that her grandmother helped her become the woman she is today through her strength and guidance and unwavering support, to which she stated she was forever grateful.