President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of media personality Robin Njogu who passed on last night.
Uhuru described the late Njogu as a progressive journalist whose contribution to radio and online journalism has gone a long way in transforming the country’s media and communication sector.
Robin was an excellent journalist who mentored many young people in the Fourth Estate. We will forever cherish his skills and expertise in mass media, especially in radio where he has left a huge mark of excellence.
President Kenyatta also remembered Mr Njogu as an innovative, resourceful and open-minded journalist.
Robin always had a Midas touch in transforming media stations into great communication and entertainment outlets.
My interactions with Robin during his time in the press corp were always enriching. He was a trusted and very effective member of the team.
The journalist succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan Hospital.
ICT CS Joe Mucheru was among the first people to break the news on social media.
‘I’m saddened to learn of the passing on of Robin Njogu and his mum. Robin was a consummate journalist and contributed heavily to the development of radio news in the country.
Sad loss for his young family, RMS and the media fraternity in the country. May God comfort his family.’
Deputy President William Ruto also sent his condolence message saying;
As the media fraternity can attest, Robin Njogu was a friendly, humble and a good man. He was a skilled, dedicated and professional radio journalist who edited and reported on issues openly, independently and honestly.Gentle, kind-hearted and steadfast, Njogu believed in the true values of journalism, and contributed immensely to the strengthening of quality reporting. His death is extremely devastating as it comes just days after he lost his dear mother.