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President Ruto mourns sports journalist Sean Cardovillis

 The late Sean Cardovillis takes a selfie with President William Ruto. [Facebook]

President William Ruto has mourned the demise of sports broadcaster Sean Cardovillis, describing him as an insightful and gifted journalist.

The Head of State, sharing a photo they took together, said the nation will miss Sean’s voice and passion.

“Saddened by the passing of a brilliant and outstanding sports broadcaster Sean Cardovillis. He was a cool, insightful and gifted journalist who played an integral role on our radio stations.

“We will miss his clear and concise voice, passion and upbeat personality. Our prayers are with his family and media fraternity at this painful time. Rest in Peace, Sean,” wrote the President.

Sean’s death was confirmed by his employer Capital FM, who said that this family had been informed.

A cleaner found Cardovillis' body outside his house in Westlands, Nairobi, on Saturday morning.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that the world of sports has lost one of its most iconic voices—Sean Cardovillis,” said Capital FM.

Until his death, Cardovillis worked as a Sports News Presenter at the Saturday Music and Sports show, which he premiered more than 18 years ago.

He left the station in 2006 for Seychelles before coming back to the country in 2012 and joined the Nation Media Group in 2016 where he worked across Radio and TV as a sports journalist. He left in 2020 where he went freelance before making a return to Radio on Capital FM in mid-2023.

He announced his return in June through his X account.

“I'm BACK! After 18 years, it's great to return to CapitalFMKenya. I'll be presenting the sports updates Mondays to Fridays, and also presenting Saturday Music & Sports as we rebrand sports at the station. I start on Monday at Kenya's number one radio station,” he wrote.

His last update on X was 23 hours ago about the World Rally Championship (WRC).

“Once again, we pass our condolences to the family, colleagues, friends and our listeners following this devastating report,” said Capital FM.

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