The late Robin Njogu [Courtesy]

Radio Citizen’s Robin Njogu is dead. 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, describing the deceased as an experienced journalist who was good at his work.

“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,” wrote the CS.

Deputy President William Ruto described the deceased as a skilled professional who went about his business without bias.

“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,” wrote the DP.

Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr also sent his condolences to the family of the renowned radio journalist saying: “The music has stooped but the melody lingers…”

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, on his part, said he was saddened to lose a friend, recalling the conversation he had with the deceased recently.

“Heartbroken to lose a friend and fellow journalist Robin Njogu. The other day when I visited him at the hospital he was cheerful and getting better.

“He sent me this photo recently of the days when he used to attend my Govt. Spokesperson briefings as reporter. What a sad night...