Celebrated journalist and media scholar Joe Kadhi is dead.
According to the family, the former Daily Nation Managing Editor took his final bow on Wednesday, June 29 at a Nairobi hospital.
Eulogizing Kadhi, Citizen TV Director of Strategy and Innovation Linus Kaikai hailed him as a mentor and a legendary trainer.
“Sad day; veteran journalist Joe Kadhi has passed on. We have lost a mentor, professional guardian, legendary trainer and a pioneer of the golden generation,” Kaikai said.
Being a muslim, Kadhi is expected to be interred on Thursday, June 30.
BREAKING: Veteran journalist Joe Kadhi dies at a hospital in Nairobi; to be interred today, family says pic.twitter.com/c9tUvmhem8
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) June 30, 2022
Having practiced journalism after over 20 years, Kadhi worked as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UoN), United States International University Africa (USIU) and Addis Ababa University.
He was also the managing editor of the Daily Nation and chaired the editorial board of the Media Observer magazine.
The veteran journalist was mourned by netizens who remembered him for his mastery of objective reporting and print journalism.
Philip Etale: Sad to learn of the passing on of Joe Kadhi, a respected member of my Profession. He mentored many and inspired most of us with his knowledge and skills. May his soul RIP.
Mashirima Kapombe: RIP Joe Kadhi. Your words “publish and be damned” will forever inspire journalists to stay true to this great profession.
Zawadi Birya: Publish and be damned! I’ll never forget what a great teacher and person Joe Kadhi was. May he rest in perfect peace. Sincere condolences to the family.
Silas Otiato: Joe Kadhi really inspired me with his Sunday Nation column in the 1970s and 1980s :”Joe Kadhi asks ‘Why?’. The articles were on moral issues. May his soul Rest in Peace.
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