The Kenyan media landscape is currently grappling with the shock and grief surrounding the sudden demise of former KBC presenter, Sally Kwendo
The news of her passing emerged on Tuesday, casting a somber cloud over the industry.
According to reports from our Entertainment desk, Sally Kwendo breathed her last while undergoing treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital
The announcement of her untimely death was made by Luhya singer Steve Kay, who expressed his disbelief at the tragic news.
In a poignant statement, he remarked, “What a sad morning. Rest well Sally Kwendo hii dunia ni Rangi aki.
Ni juzi tu nimekua kwako ukinieleza kuwa utakua sawa,” capturing the collective sorrow felt by many within the Kenyan entertainment community.
It has come to light that Sally Kwendo was grappling with depression, a battle that had unfortunately escalated into a mental illness.
This revelation sheds light on the silent struggles that individuals in the public eye may face behind the scenes.
Depression, often underestimated and overlooked, can affect anyone regardless of their outward persona.
Sally Kwendo’s professional journey in the media industry was notable.
She had previously worked with West FM, a station situated in Bungoma, before making her mark at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
Her contributions to the field were recognized, and her presence added value to the programs she graced.
However, she eventually transitioned from her role at KBC to focus on her private business endeavors.
Tragically, Sally Kwendo’s name now joins the list of Kenyan journalists who have passed away this year, leaving a void in the media landscape.
Her departure serves as a stark reminder of the mental health challenges faced by individuals in high-pressure professions and the importance of addressing these issues openly.
As the Kenyan media industry mourns the loss of one of its own, it also calls attention to the broader conversation around mental health.
It is a poignant moment for self-reflection within the industry and society at large, emphasizing the need for support systems and awareness programs to address mental health concerns.
Sally Kwendo’s legacy should inspire a collective effort to create a more compassionate and understanding environment for those facing similar battles in silence.