|Where Maunda worked|
|A sister company to Musyi FM|
By Phylis Kalekye
Kenyan Journalists, their counterparts abroad, family and friends who knew the late veteran media personality Jacob William Maunda continued to mourn his death after he died on Friday, August 17
Among those who mourned Jacob who was popularly known Jaime was the country`s Prime Minister Mr.Raila Odinga who described him as an astute musician is said to have died of a heart attack on the morning of Friday, August 17 at the age of 62 years old.
Maunda worked for among others Kenya News Agency (KNA),the then Voice of Kenya (VoK) now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation as a reporter-cum-newscaster for both radio and television.
He worked together with other veterans like Leonard Mambo Mbotela, Khamis Themor, Khadijah Ali Mohamed Juma Njuguna, and the late Anne Ofula, John Obongo Junior ,James Onyango Joel and Anunda Sakwa among others.
He retired in 2001 at the age of 50 to concentrate fully on music.
Maunda also had a short stint as a lecturer at the government owned Kenya Institute of Mass Communication ( KIMC) in 2004, before quitting to join a vernacular Kamba station Mbaitu FM. He was to leave the station for yet another Kamba station, Musyi FM - a vernacular radio station owned by Royal Media Services, as senior news anchor, editor and head of news department.”
His friends say that he claimed that music to him was equal to journalism. Through music, he was able to communicate to society in the same manner as he did as a journalist.
How his fans have eulogized him on Facebook
8.Kabosco Mutua:An inspirationally, multi-talented fellow...that was Maunda!We will miss ur unique ,deep mellow voice...God giveth,God taketh...R.I.P. William.