Renowned author, Ken Walibora is dead. He was hit by a matatu along Ladhies road on Friday according to police.
Siku Njema author & journalist Ken Walibora’s body was found at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) mortuary after he was knocked down by a matatu on Landhies road in Nairobi last Friday.
Top leaders in Kenya, celebrities and famous personalities have come out to mourn the Kiswahili scholar, author and journalist Prof Ken Walibora.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the family of celebrated Kenyan Kiswahili scholar, author & journalist Prof Ken Walibora. The President described the late Walibora as a polished broadcaster and prolific writer whose literary works will continue to inspire future generations.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto wrote that” We are heartbroken by the passing away of Prof Ken Walibora Waliaula. He was an outstanding academic, ingenious author and a prolific journalist with a charming personality and humour.
Prof KenWalibora was a man of insight and brevity; he was a driving force with monumental energy and vision when pushing Kiswahili language-related issues. We will miss his great depth of knowledge, positive orientation, wit and resilience.
Our thoughts and love goes out to Prof Walibora’s family, friends, the academia and the media fraternity. Rest In Peace.”
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga sent his condolences “My condolences go out to the family of Kiswahili Author and distinguished Journalist Professor Ken Walibora. He penned great literary works that will remain etched in the memories of many. May the Lord grant his family comfort at this trying moment and may his Soul Rest In Peace. “
Elgeyo Marakwet County Senator Kipchumba Murkomen sent his condolences: “My condolences to the family and friends of Prof. Ken Walibora. I got to first meet the man through his literary works especially “Siku Njema”. Later on our paths crossed a few times when he served as a journalist with Nation media. He has left a rich legacy. May he RIP”
Senator Moses Wetangula: “Am saddened to learn of the death of Prof Ken Walibora, a prolific author in kiswahili and a News anchor. Ken grew from a humble background from the Mulembe Nation to National stardom and intellectual prowess. We shall miss him. RIP Ken.”
Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris shared that” Author and literary giant Dr. Ken Walibora will be fondly remembered for the stories he so vividly brought to life in his books. My heart goes out to his family and his students. May his soul Rest in Peace. ”
NTV investigative journalist and news anchor Dennis Okari shared that “Ken Walibora was hit by a matatu along landhies road on Friday while crossing the road according to police. #RipKenWalibora.
Dennis Okari: “I read your set-book in high school and later worked with you at NMG. I will not forget your infectious calmness and good humour. It was an honour. RIP Prof Ken Walibora. Death is cruel. #RipKenWalibora “
Media personality and K24 News anchor Betty Kyallo shared “Rest in Peace Ken Walibora. ? Thank you for your contribution to our education. Strength and Comfort to your family.”
Citizen Tv News anchor Yvonne Okwara Matole shared” Rest in Peace Ken Walibora! Leading light in African literature! Such a tragic loss!”
Comedian, Radio Host, Actor and TV Host Churchill Ndambuki shared that” Kenya National Theatre…my debut into the acting world was this set book..Siku Njema by Prof. Ken Walibora…safiri salama Prof..”