The journalism fraternity is mourning the tragic passing of a colleague following an accident along the Kisumu-Kakamega road.
Dickens Wasonga, a staff member of Radio Africa Group’s The Star newspaper in Kisumu, passed away on Friday, January 26, following a collision with a trailer on the Mamboleo highway.
The scribe was apparently driving alone when he struck the trailer during the early morning crash, and he instantly passed away.
His sudden departure has left a profound void in the hearts of those who knew him.
Radio Africa Group reporter Dickens Wasonga dies in grisly road accident in Mamboleo, Kisumu
A tribute from the Kisumu Journalists Network (KJN)
Wasonga’s legacy extends beyond his role as a journalist; he was also the esteemed chairperson of the Kisumu Journalists Network (KJN).
In a statement, KJN expressed deep sorrow and shock at the loss of their colleague and friend.
They lauded Wasonga’s unwavering dedication to his craft, noting his integrity and professionalism as exemplary traits that inspired many within the journalism fraternity.
KJN extended sincere condolences to Wasonga’s family, friends, and the entire journalism community as they grapple with his sudden departure.
“Dickens was a dedicated team player who demonstrated exceptional integrity and professionalism. Heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and the entire journalism fraternity mourning the loss of Dickens,” KJN said.
Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, echoing the sentiments of many, expressed profound sadness upon learning of Wasonga’s passing.
He described Wasonga as a versatile and professional journalist known for his investigative prowess and commitment to delivering balanced and informative stories.
Nyong’o lamented the devastating loss to the media fraternity, highlighting Wasonga’s recent appointment as the Chairman of KJN and his promising leadership.