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Radio Africa Journalist Dies – Viral Tea Kenya

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Journalists across the country have been thrown into mourning following the death of Radio Africa Group journalist Corazon Wafula.

Corazon had worked for the Group’s Star Newspaper, Mpasho, and Radio Jambo.

She passed away on Saturday, August 21 after battling a short illness. Colleagues had confirmed that she was at a Machakos Hospital undergoing treatment.

Radio Africa Group journalist Corazon Wafula. /FACEBOOK

Her colleagues at the Star Newspaper were on Friday organizing a fundraiser to help her cover the medical bills, only to receive the news that she died on Saturday morning. 

Corazon had reported on political and court news and developments during her time at The Star.

At the time of publishing, the family was yet to issue a statement with regards to the burial date and preparations. She leaves behind one child.

Corazon had covered the bail hearings of two suspects linked to the kidnapping of Eastleigh businesswoman Hafsa Lukman.

Her death comes five months after her colleague at Radio Africa Group and Star newspaper journalist Reuben Githinji succumbed to reported COVID-19 complications.

Githinji’s sister, Grace Wacheke, confirmed his demise to Nation, adding that the scribe succumbed to the virus on Wednesday morning, March 24 while undergoing treatment at Murang’a Hospital.

At the time of his death, Githinji worked as The Star Newspaper’s Embu reporter and was aged 52.

The late Reuben Githinji while admitted to Embu Level Five Hospital. /TWITTER

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