Kenyans Mourn the Loss of Legendary Swahili Author Ken Walibora

Kenyans Mourn the Loss of Legendary Swahili Author Ken Walibora

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Veteran Swahili author, journalist and literary scholar Prof Ken Walibora is dead.

Reports by Nation media group have intimated that the renowned Swahili journalist was hit by a matatu on Landhies road in Nairobi on Friday.

Dr Walibora was a Swahili news anchor at Nation Media’s NTV and also lectured at the Riara University.

He is popularly known for his critically acclaimed Swahili novel Siku Njema and has about 40 titles to his name. Arguably the most famous of these are Ndoto ya Amerika and Siku Njema, which was a secondary school set book between 1997 and 2003. One of his other books, Kidagaa Kimemwozea has also been a set book since 2013.

Kenyans have swarmed on to social media to send out their condolences messages an share what they will miss most about him.

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