CS Namwamba hails Kasavuli as a towering figure in Kenyan journalism as he visits her in hospital

CS Namwamba hails Kasavuli as a towering figure in Kenyan journalism as he visits her in hospital

Veteran news anchor Catherine Kasavuli with Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba when he visited him at the Kenyatta National Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

  • CS Namwamba termed Catherine Kasavuli a trailblazer in Kenyan television who continues to inspire generations of female journalists.
  • Catherine is the first female TV news anchor in the country, and is credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country.

Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has praised legendary news anchor Catherine Kasavuli.

Speaking on Saturday when he visited and said a prayer with Kasavuli at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she is recuperating, Namwamba termed her a trailblazer in Kenyan television who continues to inspire generations of female journalists.

Catherine is the first female TV news anchor in the country, and is credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country.

“You have inspired a generation of great female anchors. Your influence on our female journalists can never be matched. May God give you healing, so that you can continue to mentor our girls,” CS Namwamba told the celebrated journalist.

Kasavuli began her career as a radio continuity announcer in 1980 at the Voice of Kenya, before transitioning to television.

During her illustrous career which boomed between the 1990s and 2015, Kasavuli graced Kenyan TV screens as an anchor in most of Kenya's leading television stations including Citizen TV, State broadcaster KBC and KTN.

Kasavuli returned to KBC in 2020, where she hosts the Legend Edition. She is currently admitted at KNH after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

“Let us do coffee once I'm out of here," said Kasavuli to CS Namwamba.

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