Veteran Journalist Joe Kadhi is dead.
According to his family, the former managing editor of the Daily Nation and lecturer died at a hospital in Nairobi.
He will be buried on Thursday in accordance with the Muslim faith.
Kadhi, who was hailed by many as the nation’s “godfather of print media,” had a distinguished media career and taught journalism at the Universities of Nairobi and Addis Ababa before heading to the United States International University- Africa where he retired after a 20-year stint.
Meanwhile, the media fraternity has mourned the award-winning media don, with Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai Tweeting: ‘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.’
Kadhi, who received the lifetime achievement award at the Media Council’s Annual Journalism Excellence Awards in 2015, formerly chaired the editorial board of the magazine Media Observer.
“He was a great man. The phrase ‘publish and be damned’, his mastery of the cardinal role of objective reporting and the nuts and bolts of journalism, will forever have a place in the history of media practice in Africa.”- Teddy Otieno, a journalist and former student says.