Kenyan media personality Catherine Kasavuli is appealing for help from well-wishers to offset her medical bills.
Kasavuli, who was Kenya’s first female news anchor, was admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) private wing in October after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
The 60-year-old former Citizen TV and KTN newscaster spent Christmas in the hospital and is appealing for financial assistance to get the required treatment. Donations can be channeled to MPesa Paybill number 8089700, account number Catherine Kasavuli.
Last month, Kasavuli sent out a blood donation appeal through the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Managing Director Samuel Maina.
In a social media post, she also thanked the kind-hearted people who have come out to donate blood for her as well as those helping with her medical bills.
“Last one month has been crazy for me, I want to take this moment and appreciate my family, colleagues in the media industry, the Catherine Kasavuli Foundation team, my doctors, friends, strangers, and online community; I wish I could respond to all your messages, I see them and I am really humbled. May God remember you,” she wrote.
"To anyone fighting the same struggle - I love you, we shall overcome, life is a beautiful thing and we shall live to tell our stories.”
Kasavuli had retired from the limelight in 2015 to focus on corporate matters, but she made a grand comeback to the Kenyan screens in July last year when she signed a contract with KBC, where she has been hosting weekend news until her hospitalization.