The late Winnie Mukami [Courtesy]

Ex-NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami is dead. The former journalist succumbed to Covid-19 related complications on Wednesday at a city hospital where she was receiving treatment. The late Mukami had a wealth of experience in the media industry and worked as a TV/Radio Current Affairs producer at KBC between 2001 and 2003.

She later landed a role as an anchor and reporter at Nation Media Group in 2003, where she made her name and continued working for the organization until late 2008. Mukami was then appointed to the board of the Kenya Pipeline Company in 2018 where she worked until August 2020.

Her demise comes just days after the media fraternity lost another talent in Robin Njogu. The journalist succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan Hospital. In his message of encouragement, President Uhuru Kenyatta 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," the President said.

President Kenyatta remembered Mr Njogu as an innovative, resourceful and open-minded journalist whose contribution as a past member of State House press corp will be cherished forever. "Robin always had a midas touch in transforming media stations into great communication and entertainment outlets.

The late Robin Njogu [Courtesy]

"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 President recalled.