Ex-Switch TV's Joyce Omondi Loses Father

Omondi shared the sad news on her social media pages on Wednesday morning, June 9. However, she did not reveal the cause of his death

Ex-Switch TV's Joyce Omondi Loses Father

Former Switch TV presenter Joyce Omondi Waihiga, wife to Citizen TV anchor Waihiga Mwaura, is mourning the loss of her father.

Omondi shared the sad news on her social media pages on Wednesday morning, June 9. However, she did not reveal the cause of his death.

In a moving tribute, Joyce stated that she was privileged to be his daughter.

Joyce Omondi shares a photo of her late father while announcing his death on June 9, 2021. /INSTAGRAM

“Among the greatest titles of my life is the privilege of being the daughter of this incredibly great man. He is everything I could ever pray for and desire in a father. The profound depth of his love, care, support and covering is the kind only few are privileged to receive."
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"There is an enormous hole in my heart now that our heavenly Father whom he taught me to love and serve has called him home. Only God can fill this void because the legacy of who my daddy was is almost larger than life," she wrote in part.

Omondi quoted Psalms 116:15 that states "Yet, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (PsaIm 116:15)" as she added "So I know the sound of his endearing laugh is ringing throughout the streets of gold and one day I will feel the warmth of his loving embrace for eternity."

Celebrities, media personalities and fans have since joined in sending their heartfelt condolences to Joyce and her family.

Omondi left Switch TV on December 11, 2020 after nearly two years of hosting the Full Circle show.

“Today marked my last day on Full Circle with Joyce. It’s been a great ride and I thank God for the opportunity to have hosted Kenya’s only faith based, lifestyle, TV breakfast show," she addressed on her Instagram post then.

The station wished her all the best in her future endeavours and announced that she will be replaced by Chat Spot host Mwikali Mary.

She joined Switch TV in January 2019, ending a six year sabbatical from media.

She was previously part of the Kubamba crew at Citizen TV, where she took charge of the Rauka show.

However she left to pursue her Master’s degree in the United States before returning to Kenya in 2015 to marry Waihiga.

Switch TV’s Joyce Omondi with her replacement, Chat Spot’s Mwikali Mary on December 11, 2020. /TWITTER