How did Catherine Kasavuli die? Veteran news anchor cause of death revealed

Catherine Kasavuli, a veteran TV news anchor, has passed away. Let’s see How did Catherine Kasavuli die and Catherine Kasavuli cause of death in detail.


How did Catherine Kasavuli die?

At the Kenyatta National Hospital, veteran TV news anchor Catherine Kasavuli passed away at the age of 60.

The journalist’s passing was verified by KBC Managing Director Samuel Maina this morning, who claimed that she passed away yesterday night.

Maina said via a phone call to Nation,

“It is true. She passed on yesterday night. It is related to the cancer ailment that she’s been bravely fighting in the recent past.”


Catherine Kasavuli cause of death

Catherine Kasavuli cause of death was Cervical Cancer.

The womb’s neck is affected by cervical cancer, which is caused by the formation of abnormal cells in the cervix’s lining.

The condition is ranked as the fourth most common malignancy in the world and the fourth worst killer of women due to cancer.

Sadly, her time at KBC was cut short when she revealed she was battling cervical cancer in November 2022.

After the statement, in which she also requested blood donations and financial assistance for medical expenses, there was an outpouring of love and support for the stunning anchor.

She said in November 2022,

“The last month has really been crazy for me, I want to take this moment and appreciate my family, colleagues in the media industry, the Catherine Kasavuli Foundation team, my doctors, friends, strangers, and online community;

I wish I could respond to all your messages, I see them and I’m really humbled. May God remember you.” 

Catherine Kasavuli cause of death has left the community inconsolable.


Who was Catherine Kasavuli?

Catherine Kasavuli was a Kenyan news presenter.

In 1980, Kasavuli began her career as a radio continuity announcer at the Voice of Kenya, afterwards known as KBC.

After hearing her read from the Bible and pray at supper, her uncle gave her job application advice. She had just turned 18 at the time.

Later, in 1985, Kasavuli would go over to television at the business. After working for two years without any prior professional training, Kasavuli enrolled in the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Catherine joined the founding group of KTN, the nation’s first privately owned television station, in March 1990. She changed the station’s pre-recorded format and was the first anchor to broadcast live.

Kasavuli worked with KTN for 17 years before leaving in 2007 to join Royal Media Services-owned Citizen TV.

She was a part of the widespread exodus that saw several prominent news anchors, including Swaleh Mdoe and Louis Otieno, leave the TV station owned by the Standard Group for Citizen TV.

Later, she worked for Royal Media Services, Citizen TV’s parent business, as the corporate affairs manager. Kasavuli left the spotlight in 2015 to work on a production.

Eight years after quitting television, Kasavuli made a triumphant return to Kenyan television screens towards the end of July 2021, anchoring weekend news for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

She said,

“I wanted to come to KBC to train anchors to hone their skills but never expected an offer of this magnitude”

in an interview following her comeback.

Despite being a well-known public figure, the ever-smiling, soft-spoken anchor preferred to keep her private life a secret, unlike her successors in the Kenyan media industry.


Tributes to Catherine Kasavuli 

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family and expressed how much they loved her.

Tanui tweeted,

What else can we add! Sad news, she was amazing in her game as a media personality. She passed on at Kenyatta National Hospital this morning, leaving behind a legendary career to be emulated. Rest easy Catherine Kasavuli, you shall remain forever in our hearts TV Queen.”

Wycliffe Nyamasege tweeted,

“Truly beautiful. Go well Mama Catherine Kasavuli. The fight against cancer shall be won one day.”

Caterita tweeted,

The Legend who paved the way for alot of females in the Broadcast industry can never be forgotten. Thank you #CatherineKasavuli for the resilience, grace and being the media Trailblazer that you were. Rest Well.”

Ngeli Ali tweeted,

Go well Catherine Kasavuli, thank you for raising the bar so high and for showing many of us that it’s possible to dream the impossible dreams. The communication and media industry in Kenya is poorer with your exit from the stage”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.

Kindly use the comment box below to honor the death of Catherine Kasavuli by leaving a tribute.


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