Catherine Kasavuli is a renowned and retired Kenyan journalist. She started her journalism career at the Voice of Kenya (VOK) at the age of 18 in 1980 serving as a radio continuity announcer. (VOK) was later branded (KBC) Kenya Broadcasting Corporation which is operated by the government of Kenya.
Catherine is the founding owner of Kasavuli Media Group.
Quick facts about Catherine Kasavuli
- Year of birth: 1962
- Birthday: To be updated
- Place of birth: Nairobi West
- Age: 60 as at 2022
- Full name: Catherine Kasavuli
- Martial status: Unknown
- Children: 1 son (Martin)
- Occupation: Business person, retired news anchor, founder-owner of Kasavuli Media Group.
- Mother: Unknown
- Father: Unknown
- Sibling(s): Unknown
Life and age of Catherine Kasavuli
The renowned journalist Catherine was born and raised in Nairobi West in 1962.
Her career as a journalist was motivated by her uncle, a field that was dominated by men at that time.
After reaching her retirement, Kasavuli saw it wise to start her own organization which she named Kasavuli Media Group Limited which aims at training those who aspire to become journalists.
Catherine Kasavuli Husband, Family and children
She is a mother of one son (Martin Kasavuli) who was born in 1981. However, she regrets having missed
his childhood due to her demanding career back then.
Nothing is known concerning her love life as she maintained a low profile on matters about her personal life.
Catherine Kasavuli Education
She attended Ngara Girls High School and later attended the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, graduating with a journalism-related course.
Catherine Kasavuli Career
Having graduated with a journalist-related course, Catherine got her first employment as a radio presenter way back in 1980 at the current KBC which was called Voice Of Kenya (VOK) by then.
Her uncle who had listened to her read the Bible and pray for dinner was the one who advised her to apply for the job. In 1985, she was promoted to television. In 1990 Kasavuli joined KTN where she was one of the founding team of anchors . By then KTN was the only privately owned media house in the country.
She went on to become the first woman news anchor in Kenya, and the first at the station to go live. Having worked in KTN for 17 years, Kasavuli was part of the 2007 mass exodus to Royal Media Service (RMS) owned Citizen TV. She started as an anchor and was later appointed corporate affairs manager at RMS.
In 2015, she retired and went into private practice being the founder-owner of Kasavuli Media Group.
Catherine Kasavuli illness and Death
The TV queen took her last breath on December 30, 2022, at the Private wing of Kenyatta National Hospital. She was mourned by the who is who in Kenya.
The legendary journalist was admitted to the hospital on October 26, 2022, where she has been battling cancer.
She had undergone her first phase of treatment and was scheduled to take the second phase of treatment.
In her personal statement, she expressed confidence that she will win her battle with cancer. “I am a strong woman. I know I will fight this.” However, she never made it to her second treatment.
Among those who mourned her demise are: President William Ruto, Raila Odinga, Gideon Moi, MP Naisula Lesuda, First Lady Rachel Ruto, Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo among others.
Catherine Kasavuli Net Worth
From her business Yeezy sneekers Cather has managed to have $ 3 million and $ 5 million as net worth. The money she got from her profession as a presenter has given her a net worth that sum to $5 to $10 million. This has made her one of the richest celebrities in terms of cash and social media followers.
Honours and awards
In 2008, the veteran journalist was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior during Jamhuri Day Celebrations.