Veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli is dead aged 60. Kasavuli was the first female Kenyan news anchor to grace our screens.
Her death was announced by KBC Ag. Managing Director Samuel Maina.
"Good morning, we lost Catherine Kasavuli last night," he told KBC staff.
She succumbed to cancer.
Celebrities have taken to social media to pay their tributes as they condole with her family.
This is what different celebrities wrote.
Mwende Macharia: Ooooo No... Kenya's Media treasure has rested.I'm sad.She was such a vibe and an inspiration.She loved my style n more so boots,alikua ananicheka Sana how I use to walk in the office with sunglasses on.Rest mama.
James Smart: 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.
Nonini: I Always made a point for giving Legends their flowers while they were alive. From our Kings Big Kev to our Queens Orie Rogo Manduli and now the Beautiful Catherine Kasavuli Rest in Peace! We will mourn you till we join you #NeverForget #Kumbuka #Mgenge2ru
King Kaka: Rest Catherine Kasavuli. Peace to the family.
MC Jessy: Curtains fall on the first female news anchor in the country. May God give the family the peace they need at this rough time. May He bless the departed soul.RIP Catherine Kasavuli
Njugush: This week has been for legends!!! R.I.PKweli sisi wote ni wasafiri
Esther Musila: A LEGEND has rested.Catherine Kasavuli you are a great woman and will remain loved forever in our hearts. Some of us grew up practicising infront of mirrors wishing to emulate how you effortlessly displayed your diction, pronunciation, smile and style. We watched YOU on our TV screens, not the news you read. Am sure every young lady journalist has had a thing or two to learn from you.Rest in eternal peace. What a sad day😢😢😢
Jambi Koikai: Growing up, Ma'am Catherine Kasavuli was my icon. Her impeccable style, her diction, her poise and grace while reading news is something I admired. I wanted to anchor news like her.Fast forward and after many years we became friends, had a mother-daughter relationship. Ma'am I'm sad, heartbroken, crushed. May the good Lord rest your soul in eternal perfect peace. You helped so many people. I pray that your vision of supporting the less-fortunate and our ailing healthcare system will come to fruition.May your soul rest in the loving arms of our heavenly Father. May God comfort your family and friends.
Waihiga Mwaura: At the 2022 Media Council of Kenya awards where Catherine Kasavuli was inducted to the Lifetime Achievement award for her remarkable career over the years.May she rest in peace.More strength to her family at this time.
Joy Doreen Biira:“I think these days fame is disconnected from excellence” was my favorite from @catherinekasavuliRegal, gentle and compassionate was her.The last time we met was at KTN News revamp/rebrand last year. I celebrate and honour you for all the inspiration and guidance you have over the years unreservedly passed on to many.“You’re smart…keep reinventing yourself…keep dreaming…intelligence is your power…”,you always advised.You epitomized Broadcast Journalism for many of us.Rest.The pain is gone now.God rest your soul 👑.Deepest condolences to family and loved ones.
Dr Ofweneke: Our last conversation you had told me once you well you will grace #DrOfwenekeTonight and I coudnt wait || Such a beautiful soul, Thank you for making our news, REST WELL MA' REST WELL @catherinekasavuli
Alex Mwakideu: Jamani lala salama Catherine Kasavuli. Kipenzi cha Taifa. 2022 Imetosha sasa. 😔😔
Vivian: The nature of life.May any media personality or creative leader who doesn’t operate from giving love honor this great woman.Catherine Kasavuli opened the door for so many of us. I remember meeting her at royal media and she was so warm and giving. A real GOAT. Condolences to her loved ones and her close family ♥️
Anyiko Owoko: Thank you for the years and years of your dedication to Kenya’s Media & Entertainment Industry - Catherine Kasavuli (A True Class Act), Gibson Gathu Mbugua (Vioja Mahakamani Prosecutor) & Badi Muhsin (My Goodness You Could Never See His Jokes Coming Those who worked at KBC know what I mean! 😂)Rest Well With The Angels. Legends Never Die - Your Contribution & Imprint Set The Foundation. It Will Forever Be Felt & Cherished! 🕊️ 🕊️🕊️It was truly an honour to have seen some of these legends close at work at @kbcchannel1 during my 7-year stint working there as a TV Host, Co-Producer & Scriptwriter. Their level of professionalism was world class. Even when you brushed shoulders with them on those old corridors; they made you feel like the air around them was always different. Never complacent.
Daddy Owen: R.I.P to the Real Queen of TV.I remember one day she came to Malaika Tribute Awards as a guest to inspire the many young girls who attended the event. SHE WAS A GEM OF A PERSON.I send my prayers and support to the family during this challenging time.R.I.P Catherine Kasavuli#RipLegend
Sandra Dacha: The most prettiest news anchor i used to know. Rest In Peace beautiful