The Kenyan media fraternity has been thrown into mourning following the sudden demise of veteran KBC journalist Badi Muhsin.
According to the deceased’s family, the news anchor passed on at his home in Mombasa after a short illness. Further reports indicate that the 67-year-old was out for lunch but later raised an alarm that he was feeling under the weather.
The worst happened when the media personality went to take a quick nap only to never wake up.
Muhsin worked for KBC from 1980 and retired in 2002 and made a media comeback in 2020.
A decade ago, Muhsin was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) award by the retired head of state Mwai Kibaki, for his long and dedicated service in the media industry.
Back in 2010, Muhsin was also appreciated and recognized as one of the best Swahili news anchors by the famed author Wallah Bin Wallah on top of being the first runner-up for the best Swahili translator award in KBC in 1993.
Until his death, Muhsin was on work duty at the coast to interview Alice Tabu for Dira ya Magwiji the Swahili news segment he hosts on weekends at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
Journalists across the country and abroad as well as leaders in the country have come forward and eulogized the 67-year-old as a committed person who valued his media career.
His body will be transported to Nairobi on Saturday evening ahead of Saturday’s burial at Karaoke. Badi leaves behind his wife and 2 children.