Royal Media Services is mourning the loss of its top radio journalist Robin Njogu who succumbed to Covid-19 at the Aga Khan Hospital on Monday.
Njogu was the Managing Editor for Radio Citizen. He contributed immensely to the development of Inooro FM and Radio Citizen.
According to his family, he had been receiving treatment for a while before succumbing to the virus.
Njogu was one of the most experienced journalists the country had with a decorated career spanning more than a decade.
He was at one time stationed at Nation FM where he worked for years and left for Capital FM where he worked for donkey years before moving to Royal Media Services to head the radio department.
He is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where he studied Development Communication.
The deceased also had a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).
Chris Kirubi eulogiuzed the deceased as a great mind in the media industry.
“My sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Robin Njogu. The entire @CapitalFMKenya fraternity mourns you today and we remain forever grateful for the times we shared together. Go well my friend,” Kirubi said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogized him saying that: “Robin was an excellent journalist who mentored many young people in the Fourth Estate. We will forever cherish his skills and expertise in mass media, especially in radio where he has left a huge mark of excellence.”
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said that he is saddened by Njogu’s demise because he contributed greatly to Kenya’s radio industry.
I’m saddened to learn of the passing on of Robin Njogu and his mum. Robin was a consummate journalist and contributed heavily to the development of radio news in the country. Sad loss for his young family, RMS and the media fraternity in the country. May God comfort his family,” Mucheru eulogized.
His colleagues remembered him for his big heart and a deep sense of professionalism.
Citizen TV anchor Trevor Ombija whose entry to the media industry was a news presenter with Nation FM recalled Njogu overlooking his flaws and giving him a job.
“My heart bleeds this morning, I have lost a friend, a brother and a mentor. Robin Njogu gave me my first Job on radio fresh from the village with no experience and a heavy accent but he never gave up on me. Fly with the angels my friend,” Ombija eulogized.