Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Kenya Prolific Writer Jerry Okungu Passes On

One of Kenya most accomplished columnist Jerry Okungu died today in MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi aged 61. The Star columnist has been battling prostate cancer for a long time. In one of his enduring commentary upon learning he had prostate cance the writer penned the following article…Excerpts

"Now I value Professor Nyongo’s campaign for comprehensive healthcare insurance for all with the state of the art medical facilities in the country. Yes, according to my doctor, 84 new cases are reported in Kenya daily with thousands more that go unnoticed."

This is how Kenyans took to the social Media to mourn the great man..

Julie Gichuru ‏@juliegichuru:Oh no! Jerry Okungu is gone... What a great guy, he will be sorely missed by so many. May he rest in eternal peace. #RIPJerryOkungu

Churchill: Veteran journalist and The Star columnist ‪#‎JerryOkungu‬ has succumbed to prostate cancer at the age 61....RIPJerryOkungu...You lived your best!

Emma Odhiambo : I remember you so well, nearly 9yrs ago during dad's demise... You stood with us.. Thank you Sir, Rest in Peace..

Rest in everlasting peace, indeed, you were an inspiration to many especially those battling with cancer.

Jerry Okungu from Eveready to Nation Media to WorldSpace to NEPAD to Crossfire to sheer media/media were a great man...a man with a big heart a man of many 1sts...Rest in Peace young grandpa...All will be well

Tom Japanni - Marketer, researcher, journalist. Fare thee well fellow writer!

And from the Informer: Fare the well Great writer

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