May He Rest In Peace: Former NTV News Anchor Sophie Ikenye Mourns The Death Of Her Father

The death of a loved one is one of the saddest things anyone can go through, and the pain never goes away no matter how long it takes.

BBC news anchor Sophie Ikenye is mourning the passing of her beloved father. The former NTV news anchor revealed the sad news but didn’t give details on what led to the death of her dad.

Sophie Ikenye is one of the renowned media personalities in Kenya, having worked in the industry for more than a decade before she moved to London after landing a job as a presenter/producer with BBC World News Focus On Africa.

A broken-hearted Sophie shared the sad news, revealing why she chose to share such personal information on social media, adding it was meant to honor her late father.ikenye-2

In the post, Sophie appreciates how her father taught her to be strong and an honest woman in life no matter the situation, at the same time thanking those who has shown support and prayed for her and the family;

I don’t post much about my family but I’d like you to know that my dad rests in peace now . He has fulfilled the purpose for which he was created. He taught us many things, one of which is to be strong and the other to be honest in this life. Till we meet again. Thank you for your prayers over my family.

Sophie Ikenye was named by African Awards in 2016 as among 100 Most Influential Young Africans.

We send our condolences to Sophie Ikenye and the family as they go through this tough time of losing a loved one. May he rest in peace.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 6 Former TV Queens We Would Love To See Back On Our Local Screens (PHOTOS)

The Kenyan media fraternity has over the years grown to become one of the  most influential in East Africa.

But you have to agree with me that what makes a good media house or showbiz company is not just a name or content, but also the personalities and the faces gracing our screens.

Everyone would want to tune into a TV station to look at a beautiful news anchor or TV host, basically, one who’s appealing to the eye.

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Some of the most reputable and gorgeous female media personalities in Kenya at the moment include; Lilian Muli, Janet Mbugua, Sophia Wanuna, Betty Kyallo, Lulu Hassan, Victoria Rubadiri just to mention a few.

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But before all these new anchors came to the limelight, there were other personalities, who were dearly loved but are nowhere to be seen now.

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How about we list down some of these former female TV queens, whom I’m sure people miss dearly and wouldn’t mind having the back on our screens.

1. Tero Mdee
Namtero Mdee a.k.a Tero Mdee was one of the first TV hosts for a popular entertainment show, Straight Up, and no doubt, one of the most stunning and classy media personalities back then. She got married to a pastor after moving back to her home country Tanzania. She’s sister to renowned Bongo singer Vanessa Mdee.

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2. Esther Arunga
Her warm smile and breathtaking beauty made her a favourite of many during her TV days on KTN. Sadly, she quit and got married,eventually making her way into the political scene after being swayed by one Quincy Timberlake. She later moved to Australia with him and gave birth to two kids, but sadly, one son passed away.

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3. Catherine Kasavuli
Every woman wants to age gracefully like this renowned media personality, who worked until her retirement dayto without looking a day older. Kasavuli was known for her mellow and magnificent voice and stellar presentation skills that saw her become the top female personality in the TV industry.

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4. Beatrice Marshall
She was one of the faces that resonated well with the Kenyan media scene during her news anchoring days at KTN, giving it an edge over the rest with a very admirable profile and approach to news and features. Beatrice Marshall is still a prominent news anchor and last I checked she was hosting political shows at CCTV.

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5. Sophie Ikenye
Looking at her was a breath of fresh air and there’s no doubt that Sophie Ikenye was one of the most budding TV personalities in Kenya. When Sophie walked into the studio, one found it hard to look away and had one of the most impeccable voices on TV. The lovely Sophie Ikenye is currently working at BBC, London.

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6. Winnie Mukami
You probably remember her from her signature Bob haircut, which was a big deal back in the day. Winnie Mukami was a news anchor at NTV & KBC but she’s currently working at a PR firm, Winners Frontiers International as a director after being retrenched from NTV. Mukami always exuded courage and confidence during her live broadcasts and was an ever smiling presenter.

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