Jack Hillary Ojiambo, a former Capital FM and Nation FM employee has been confirmed dead.
The news was made public by his former employer Capital FM who eulogized the deceased as a lover of Jazz music and at the radio station, the late Jack hosted the Jazz Club Show.
“#RIP: It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of former Capital FM Jazz Club presenter and pioneer Jack Ojiambo 🌹”
Tonight’s @CapitalJazzClub show is dedicated to Jack Ojiambo, who was the first presenter and creator of the show. #RIP #CapitalJazzClub984” They shared.
— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) February 21, 2021
It is reported that the late broadcaster, Ojambo, also professionally worked as a lawyer and doubled up as the founder and host to the Capital FM’s “Jazz Club” from 1996 to 2013. A 17-year stint at the Chris Kirubi owned radio station.
Ojiambo would later join Nation media in 2014 and similar to Capital FM, he hosted a show dubbed Jazz Essentials and later called it quits at the media station in December 2015.
Following his death announcement, Classic 105 Presenter Maina Kageni eulogized Ojiambo’s untimely death with the following message;
“This was difficult news to receive! Rest In Peace Jack Ojiambo …I dare say that no radio presenter in East and Central Africa influenced as many people to listen to Jazz Music as you did. Your magic of putting Jazz across together with your multiple talents in this industry has left an indelible mark. Unforgettable modern radio legend!!!!!!! #RIP” He wrote
anyikowoko “Oh my! This is a big loss ad a huge blow! Condolences to Team Capital and Jack’s family, friends, and fans. I rem his days on Capital so vividly. He really was a master in Jazz music. Will miss that”
kuikabala “Rest well Jack. It was an honor and a pleasure working with you ♥️”
teddjosiah “R I P a man who knew the best music in the world Jazz ❤️”
fareeddiamondkhimani “One of the most amazing voices and personalities I’ve ever had the honor of working with… Rest I’m Power Jack…”
waithera_moria “😢😢😢The Voice The Jazz…He made me love jazz. rest in peace”