Africa-Press – Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned veteran journalist Joe Kadhi who passed away on Wednesday.
The head of state described Kadhi as a legendary media trainer who mentored many upcoming journalists.
He said the journalist will be remembered for his professionalism, which saw him rise to become one of the most respected media personalities in Kenya.
“Joe Kadhi was a great Kenyan. He was a patriot who worked hard to ensure the public was well informed through objective reporting,” the President said.
Uhuru noted that besides being a media trainer, Kadhi was an exceptional editor who won several media awards.
“His commitment to raising an independent media saw him empower journalists with skills that enabled them to strictly adhere to their calling and sticking to their cardinal role on objective reporting irrespective of their social, political or religious orientation,” he said.
The President challenged journalists to continuously embrace the values that Kadhi stood for especially now, when Kenya is preparing for the general election.
President Uhuru prayed to God’s comfort to Kadhi’s family as they come to terms with his death.
Deputy President William Ruto also sent condolences to the veteran journalist’s family.
He remembered Kadhi as a gifted, dedicated and enthusiastic journalist.
“Joe Kadhi was a truly gifted, dedicated and enthusiastic journalist who leaves behind an extraordinary body of work. Our thoughts and prayers to the family and the media fraternity. Rest In Peace,” Ruto said in a tweet on Thursday.