On Saturday, December 3, Ababu Namwamba, Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports, and Arts, paid a visit to veteran media personality Catherine Kasavuli at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), where she is receiving treatment for cervical cancer.
Namwamba paid tribute to the legendary KBC news anchor and wished her a speedy recovery.
“You have inspired a generation of great female anchors. Your influence on our female journalists can never be matched. May God give you healing, so that you can continue to mentor our girls,” the CS said.
My special prayer this morning with Catherine Kasavuli @kasavulicathy, a true living legend of our screens. You blazed the trail and inspired a whole generation of female anchors. A special honour and privilege to visit and pray with you dear sister. May healing be your portion🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/xTadEbaGX4
— Hon Ababu-Namwamba, EGH🇰🇪 (@AbabuNamwamba) December 4, 2022
In early November, Kasavuli’s family made public her condition while requesting blood donations.
Colleagues of the journalist joined the campaign, urging Kenyans to visit the hospital and donate blood for the media icon.
On November 7, 2022, Francis Gachuri, a news reporter and editor for Citizen TV, tweeted.”Blood donation appeal: Legendary newscaster Catherine Kasavuli is hospitalized at the KNH Private Wing after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. She urgently needs blood. Kindly avail yourself and donate. Thank you.”
Kasavuli acknowledged that she had a difficult month. She thanked those who took their time and donated blood.
“Last one month has really been crazy for me, I want to take this moment and appreciate my family, colleagues in the media industry, the Catherine Kasavuli Foundation team, my doctors, friends, strangers, online community; I wish I could respond to all your messages, I see them and I’m really humbled. May God remember you,” she wrote.
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