CS Owalo fights tears as he mourns the Star journalist Dickens Wasonga

Owalo visited and viewed the body of the deceased journalist at the Jaramogi hospital morgue.

In Summary
  • Owalo who was deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Wasonga fought tears as he remembered the deceased journalist.
  • The CS described Wasonga as a dedicated team player, who demonstrated exceptional integrity and professionalism in his work.

Information and Communication Technology Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo fought tears as he mourned the Star reporter Dickens Wasonga who died following a tragedy on the Kisumu-Kakamega road on Friday. https://rb.gy/20azn1

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo addresses the media at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue on Friday).
ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo addresses the media at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue on Friday).
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Information and Communication Technology Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo fought tears as he mourned the Star reporter Dickens Wasonga who died following a tragedy on the Kisumu-Kakamega road on Friday.

Wasonga was also the chairperson of the Kisumu Journalists Network (KJN).

Owalo who was deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Wasonga fought tears as he remembered the deceased journalist.

"I had communicated with Wasonga just last night at 7:30 pm," he said.

Owalo described Wasonga as a dedicated team player, who demonstrated exceptional integrity and professionalism in his work.

"My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and the entire journalism fraternity mourning the loss of Wasonga," he said as he fought back tears.

The CS  was captured wiping his eyes with a blue handkerchief after finishing addressing the media.

Owalo, who visited and viewed the body of the deceased at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital private morgue wing, termed the passing on of Wasonga a big loss to the media fraternity.

ICT CS Eliud Owalo and Media Council of Kenya CEO David Omwoyo mourn with the family of Star Newspaper reporter Dickens Wasonga who died following a road accident on the Kisumu-Kakamega road in Kisumu on Friday.

The CS urged the media fraternity and friends to stand with the family as they prepare to give Wasonga a befitting send-off.

Media Council of Kenya Chief Executive Officer David Omwoyo also sent a message of condolences to the family.

He described Wasonga as a straightforward and dedicated journalist who undertook his work diligently.

Kisumu City manager Abala Wanga said he was saddened by the death of Wasonga whom he said was his personal friend.

He was always a committed and dedicated journalist.

"We have been close friends and even spoke last night with him," Abala said

The CM sent messages of condolences to the family of Wasonga and journalists across the country.

"He was one of the best writers in the region," Abala added.

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