Media fraternity mourns Dickens Wesonga

January 26, 2024 morning and the sad news of the demise of Dickens Wesonga spread like bush fire.

The scribe who until his death was based in Kisumu and working for The Star Newspaper under Radio Africa Group, passed on in a tragic road accident.

The body of the deceased is lying at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary.

Already, a statement has been issued by Radio Africa Group undersigned by Head of Content Paul Ilado.

“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the untimely passing of our colleague, Dickens Wesonga who was based in kisumu,” reads part of the statement.

The statement goes further, “We received the devastating news of his tragic demise in a road accident early Friday, and we are still coming to terms with the loss of such a dedicated and young talented journalist.”

According to Radio Africa Group, Wesonga was not only a valued member of the team but also a shining example of commitment, hard work, and reliability.

He possessed an unwavering passion for his craft and consistently demonstrated his professionalism in his coverage of news especially politics earning him the respect and admiration of his peers and the wider community.

His dedication to uncovering the truth and his unwavering pursuit of journalistic integrity set him apart as a respected and admired journalist.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dickens was a warm and amiable individual who fostered strong relationships with those around him.

His infectious enthusiasm and genuine kindness touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the privilege of working with him.

“Let us remember Wesonga for the remarkable journalist he was. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us as we strive to uphold the principles and values he held dear,” states the statement.

“We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones, offering them our support and strength during this difficult time,” the statement concludes.

Paul Ilado
Head of Content
Radio Africa Group

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