Veteran broadcaster Mohamed Juma Njuguna passes on

By GW Reporter

Renowned veteran radio presenter and soccer commentator Mohammed Juma Njuguna has passed on.

Njuguna who belonged to Kenya’s radio golden generation died on Saturday morning at a Nairobi hospital where he had been admitted after a long illness.

Details regarding his ailment remain scanty amid reports that the senior broadcaster believed to be in his late 70s had been battling with diabetes and high blood pressure.

A man with vast experience spanning almost five decades, Njuguna started his career at the Voice of Kenya (now KBC) before moving to Royal Media Services where he not only excelled in radio but pioneered the re-broadcast of football from TV to radio.

His voice became synonymous with soccer commentary over the years with his unique style of mixing story-telling , singing and commentating at the same time.

His sterling career which dates back to the early seventies saw Mohammed mature in broadcasting from a qualified radio presenter, TV producer, Newscaster and Soccer Commentator of the highest calibre.

Besides working at VoK, Njuguna was also seconded to London where he was attached to the BBC Swahili Service for three years.

At the time of his death, he was a lead broadcaster in the Swahili Service at Royal Media Services, the parent company of Citizen TV, Citizen Radio, and thirteen vernacular stations.

He will be interred at Kariokor Muslim Cemetary at 4 pm today as per Islam traditions.

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