Former NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami has passed on due to Covid-19 complications.
Reports of Mukami’s death first emerged on March 17 though the reason for her death while receiving treatment at a city hospital wasn’t clear until yesterday as more information trickled in.
A number of journalists took to social media to mourn saying the industry had lost a top talent.
“Just got the news that we have lost another media colleague, former NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami. Condolences to her family and friends as she rests,” Radio Africa Group Editor Oliver Mathenge wrote.
The late Mukami had a wealth of experience in the media industry and worked as a TV/Radio Current Affairs producer at KBC between 2001 and 2003.
— CapitalFM Breaking News (@BreakingNewsKE) March 18, 2021
After launching her career at KBC, Mukami moved to NTV in 2003 where she anchored the then newly launched NTV News.
She worked at the station for seven years and founded her own public relations consultancy known as Winners Frontiers International Limited.
In 2018 she was appointed to the board of Kenya Pipeline Company for a period of three years. She’s the third TV personality in less than a week to succumb to Covid-19 as more cases are being reported.