Veteran journalist Joe Kadhi is dead.
He died yesterday while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital.
According to his family, the former managing editor of the Daily Nation and lecturer will be buried today in accordance with the Muslim faith.
Kadhi had stints as a university lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Addis Ababa and the United States International University (USIU-Africa) before he retired.
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.
The media fraternity has mourned the award-winning media don as a pioneer of the golden generation and mentor.
Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai Tweeted saying: ‘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.’
“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.