• For those who wish to make contributions towards Sean Cardovillis’ send-off, the family has provided a till number for donations.
Sports journalist Sean Cardovillis’ body is set to be cremated at a private family event in Nairobi.
His family said the event will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
The family also announced there will be a memorial service in Nairobi on September 22 at Consolata church from 10 am
The service will serve as a moment for family, friends, colleagues, and fans to remember and celebrate the life of the renowned sports broadcaster.
Cardovillis, known for his charismatic sports reporting, died on Saturday, September 9, at his home in Westlands, Nairobi.
The cause of his death is yet to be disclosed.
His family spoke in a message and expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support and love they have received from the public during this difficult time.
“Following the demise of our beloved Sean, we, the family, are humbled by the outpouring of love, words of encouragement, and willingness to assist with Sean’s arrangements," they said in a statement.
“There will be a private family send-off in the week. Details for a memorial service will be announced shortly. Thank you for understanding and respecting our privacy."
The family also emphasized the importance of the public’s understanding and consideration of their need for privacy.
For those who wish to make contributions towards Sean Cardovillis’ send-off, the family has provided a till number for donations.
“Till No. 892308 Till Name: Kaz Entertainment."
Cardovillis’ body was discovered outside his Westlands residence on Saturday, September 9.
Police and the family said the discovery was made by a cleaner who stumbled upon his body on the staircase leading to his apartment on the fourth floor.
The Seychellois journalist, who had returned to Capital FM after 18 years, had been living alone along Rhapta Road, Westlands.
Police say preliminary findings show he died shortly after 6 am as he left for a bicycle ride.
He collapsed outside his fourth-floor house after closing the door and was carrying his bicycle downstairs.
His body was discovered two hours later by the cleaner.
Police who have reviewed surveillance cameras at the residence said a guard who was on duty left the compound at about 6:05 am and did not find the body.
It is believed that is the time Cardovillis also left the house and collapsed at the staircase.