Catherine Kasavuli.
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Veteran newscaster Catherine Kasavuli has died. KBC acting Md Samuel Maina announced the news of her passing after a long illness.

She passed away on Thursday night at KNH where she was receiving treatment.

"It is true. She passed on yesterday night. It is related to the cancer ailment that she's been bravely fighting in the recent past," he told the Nation.

She was admitted to the KNH in October suffering from Cervical Cancer. Kenyans have sent messages of condolence.

Read some comments from Kenyans below who sent their condolence messages;

@RobertAlai Catherine Kasavuli was not only a great media personality who inspired millions in this country but he was also a huge part of the Kileleshwa family. As Kileleshwa, we have lost an icon.

To Martin and the greater Kasavuli family, we pray for you. May Mama RIP.

@ItzMungai Rest Easy veteran Newscaster Catherine Kasavuli.

As a nation, we need to start investing in Cancer Care. It should stop being an almost death sentence with minimal survival rate.

@MKapombe Sad news to wake up to: Legendary broadcaster Catherine Kasavuli has died, aged 60. She was an inspiration to many, including me. #RIPCatherineKasavuli

@WachiraKE_Rest in Peace, Catherine Kasavuli.

@Lesuuda Rest in Peace Catherine Kasavuli and sincere condolences to the family, friends and relatives.

I grew up admiring your prowess, beauty and skills when reading news. Used to imitate and later followed the same career path. You were indeed a great trailblazer. Fare thee well❤️

@HonAdenDuale It is with profound sorrow that I have learnt of the death of Catherine Kasavuli who, for a long time, has been battling cervical cancer.

@jamessmat Catherine Kasavuli was unbelievably pleasant, humble, and warm. She said to me when I joined TV to "always choose to be humble because I have been invited in people's homes" her huge star can't be dimmed and her place in Kenya's history is secured.

@FerdyOmondi I had the honour of sharing the studio with Catherine Kasavuli in my early years as a sports news anchor at Citizen TV. She was a graceful senior colleague, a calm teacher, and a respectful mentor.Peace be with your spirit. Go well, Catherine.