Royal Media Services is mourning the death of one of its most celebrated radio personalities, Waweru Mburu.
Waweru reportedly died on Wednesday evening at MP Shah Hospital after a long fight with gastric cancer. The presenter was known for his popular 8pm show Yaliotendeka, that aired on Radio Citizen on weekdays. It covered various social happenings, particularly politics.
He had also recently declared his interest in the Maragua parliamentary seat.
Following news of his passing, many people took to social media to send their condolences.
R.I.P Waweru Mburu Kenya’s fearless social commentator and broadcast journalist. A true patriot. pic.twitter.com/GvuZZAvWyr
— Gitobu Imanyara (@GitobuImanyara) September 28, 2016
Fare thee well Veteran Broadcaster Waweru Mburu. A sad day. A big loss. pic.twitter.com/zCyS67Mqhw
— Francis Gachuri (@Fchurii) September 28, 2016
— Dj Soxxy (@DjSoxxy) September 28, 2016
Radio citizens’ waweru mburu passes on due to cancer. Big blow to us the media fraternity and country at large. RIP
— Kelvin Waweru (@Kel_Wesh) September 28, 2016
Courageous, outspoken, outstanding, eloquent, journalist ‘past par’, host of a great program, sad you are gone. Rest In Peace, Waweru Mburu.
— Bryan Murimi ™ (@bryanmurimi) September 28, 2016
I celebrate the life of Waweru Mburu, fearless journalist on governance issues. Fare thee well brother and Wanjiku’s champion!
— Wanjikũ Revolution™ (@WanjikuRevolt) September 28, 2016
May God rest his soul in peace.