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Former Citizen TV Journalist Mutegi Njau Dies.

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Veteran journalist Mutegi Njau is dead. 

In a statement by his family on Thursday, June 28, the former Citizen TV journalist died on Thursday evening. 

“It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dad. He left us peacefully on the evening of June 27, 2024, at 7 p.m.

“We are currently in the process of arranging his funeral and will share the details within the next day or two. Your presence would be greatly appreciated as we gather to honor his memory,” read part of the statement.

The family described the renowned journalist as a remarkable man whose generosity, sense of humor, and dedication to his career left a lasting impact on everyone he met.

Njau had a long, illustrious journalism career that spanned decades, having worked for other leading media houses, including Kenya Broadcasting Services (KBC) and Nation Media Group.

The veteran journalist left Nation Media Group in 2005 after working at the station for 24 years before joining Citizen TV.At the Royal Media-owned station, Njau worked as a senior editor who doubled up as a resident analyst for a morning show dubbed Cheche, which was co-hosted by David Makali, another veteran journalist.

He earned the audience’s admiration through his warm demeanor during his tenure at Citizen TV, where he worked until retiring.

Njau has also served as chairman of the Media Associations Review Committee.

His former colleague and co-host at Citizen TV, Makali, said he was devastated by the passing of the veteran journalist.

“Devastated by the passing on of senior colleague, co-host and panelist Mutegi Njau. May your toil on this earth be rewarded and your memory last forever among those you mentored and gifted, or who savoured your goodness,” Makali stated.

The Head of Communication Services in the Office of the Deputy President, Njeri Rugene, maintained that Njau left a mark on Kenya’s journalism.

“Mutegi Njau made an indelible mark in Kenya’s journalism. He trained many of us. He has left a rich legacy. It is time to rest. Rest in peace, Senior,” Rugene remarked.

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