News anchor Swaleh Mdoe opens on his father’s death: ‘Doctors gave up on him’


Citizen TV news anchor Swaleh Mdoe’s father died on Sunday afternoon after a long fight with cancer.

In an interview with the Star, Mdoe shared that his ailing dad had been battling throat cancer for a long time and it reached a time when even doctors gave up on him.

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“My dad has been sick for some time now. A few months ago, he was moved from Mombasa where he stays and was taken to Malindi to stay with his elder sister,” Mdoe told Word Is.

“He has been in Malindi, it reached a point where the doctors gave up on him and discharged him even before he was fully recovered. Since then he has been receiving treatment from home and on Sunday is when my aunt called me and broke the news that he passed on.”

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Mdoe’s dad was laid to rest on Tuesday. Mdoe confessed that the two were tight and that he will treasure his memory forever.

“I will remember him as my dad, but I have no words to specifically remember him with but being a father is the most important thing despite the weakness he had.” said the news anchor.