Former NTV presenter, Janet Kanini Ikua has passed on.
The beautiful and vibrant Kanini has been battling lung cancer since late 2015 which saw her seek specialized medical treatment in India.
FORMER NTV presenter Janet Kanini Ikua has passed on. She was battling lung cancer. @Nationbreakin broke the news on Saturday morning on twitter.
The news comes as a shock to many after Kanini took to her Facebook page early this year where she said she revealed she was cancer free.
In a long post she sent out on February, Ikua said an MRI scan conducted on her showed no signs of lesions in her liver, abdomen, bones, lymph nodes and lungs.
Janet Kanini leaves behind her husband and two children.
Larry Madowo, her former colleague at NTV, was among the first celebrities who took to social media to react to the saddening news.
My friend Janet Kanini-Ikua breathed her last this morning. She was brave & inspiring. We’re all privileged to have known her. Sleep well. Tweeted Larry.
Controversial blogger Robert Alai tweeted: Journalist Janet Kanini Ikua has passed on after a long battle with lung cancer. She gave me my first solo TV interview
Radio personality, Carol Radull a renown cancer soldier sent out her condolences. So sad to hear that Janet Kanini Ikua has passed on. What a
#CancerWarrior #CancerSoldier #RIPJanetIkua Praying for George and her children.
Janet Kanini Ikua ran the race, fought the fight and has finished the race; now, may she rest well. Tweeted Dan Mwangi her former colleague.
Janet Kanini…you were a warrior. You fought this beast with everything you have. Sleep well mami. Safe travels. Tweeted Ciru Muriuki also a former colleague.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.
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