Top KBC journalist shot dead in Nairobi

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation KBC broadcasting house in Nairobi

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation journalist and video editor Betty Mutekhele was gunned down on Wednesday, 07 April 2021.

The veteran journalist was shot dead by armed robbers at her Ngong home in Kajiado county.

It is reported that three armed gangsters accosted her as she entered her residence and ordered the children to lie down and demanded money.

“Two of the thugs took her upstairs as one of them manhandled the husband. The husband can’t even explain what transpired, he just heard gunshots,” said one anonymous source.

Condolences poured in with her colleagues eulogizing her as a talented journalist.

Betty Mutekhele

“Last night we lost our colleague, allegedly through murder and it’s devastating. Rest in peace friend. Everyone at KBC is still in shock,” wrote Bonnie Musambi.

“Rest in peace our video editor Betty, God will answer… best video editor in our newsroom,” KBC radio Taifa presenter Mathias Momanyi stated.

“This Ngong should be disbanded it’s becoming a nuisance. Betty was larger than life. I am saddened by her death. May those thugs have no peace.

“My classmate, my chama mate, my best friend, what kind of news is this???? I can’t believe that you are no more Betty,” said Pauline Lillian on the comment section. 

She becomes the second scribe to be murdered in less than a month.

On 13 March 2021, the body of veteran journalist and National Land Commission employee Jennifer Wambua Itumbi was found dumped in Ngong forest.

The body was found three days after she went missing with investigations revealing that she was strangled to death.

The deceased was set to appear as a key witness in a graft case.

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