National media regulator the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has mourned former NTV News anchor Winnie Mukami.
Mukami who worked for the Nation Media Group (NMG) owned TV channel NTV succumbed to Covid-19 last week.
Ms Mukami worked for NTV for almost a decade before she left in 2010.
She later joined the Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC) board until her demise.
Mukami worked for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) TV and radio as news anchor, current affairs presenter and producer.
Mukami was a renowned top news anchor who also anchored the NTV prime bulletin ‘NTV Tonight’ alongside another talent Basset Buyuka and at times with the energetic, fluent and composed Tom Mboya.
The MCK termed Mukami’s death as major loss to the industry.
“Mukami exercised fresh approach to news gathering and disseminating. She was a role model to other journalists,” said MCK Deputy CEO and Head of media training Victor Bwire.
Bwire urged media practitioners countrywide to exercise caution in their daily field work.
“All Kenyans are at high risk of contracting this deadly virus and journalists are no exemption,” said Mr. Bwire.
He appealed to media owners to ensure journalists and all other staff in their media stations work in favourable and safe conditions.
He urged the employers to ensure journalists get the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) so that they stay safe.
The government has been warning Kenyans against ignoring Covid-19 protocols saying the current experienced Covid-19 third wave is deadly.
The Ministry of health has been recording soaring figures of the Covid-19 virus with the Health Cabinet Secretary revealing that there are no spaces in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) countrywide following the insurgency of the Covid-19 third wave.