Boniface Mwangi and Lorn Irungu. Photo courtesy of Boniface Mwangi
Boniface Mwangi and Lorn Irungu. Photo courtesy of Boniface Mwangi

Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi has mourned former TV host Lorna Irungu as a selfless woman who defended her and fought bullies on his behalf.

Lorna passed away on Monday due to Covid-19 complications and was laid to rest on Tuesday at a private ceremony.

In his lengthy message, Mwangi shared how the two met and how their misunderstanding at an event led to a long term friendship.

Mwangi narrated that when he quit media to focus on social change, Lorna was there to support him and she attended the first protest he organized.

"She emceed our events for free. She defended me and fought bullies on my behalf. When l walked into unfamiliar spaces with her, l knew she had my back. " Said Mwangi.

Praising her energy and enthusiasm, Mwangi wrote;

Calling Lorna was like drinking cold water on a hot day - she would hit you with so much energy and enthusiasm and cheered you up. Every problem l threw at her would end up with “what do you want and what can I do”? She wouldn’t just listen but would seek to figure out a solution or be one herself.

Check out Mwangi's full tribute below even as the country continues to mourn one of the greats who touched so many people's lives.