Saturday, 18 August 2012

Kenyans Mourn veteran broadcaster Jacob William Maunda

Raila:Mourned Maunda

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
1.Justus Muindi:A dad to me,a counselor,a motivator and a role model He was to me!so sad but thanks to God for seeing it worth!R.I.P DAD!
2.Mariane Nduku:Rest in peace mzee jacob maunda. U always inspired me thro utonyi wa mukamba. Pole kwa familia yake,
3.Mwanoo Ole Dennie:To my entire friends john,peter,william en Sam i sincerely heartfelt condolences due to loss of ur beloved father.may almighty God give u strength 2conquer during this hard tymz!!!to the royal media crew u av lost a veteran,mentor en media prayer is may almighty God gv u courage perceive the loss.........
4.Martin Nzile:Pole sana musyi. lala salama mzee wa kazi although we loved him we have to thank God for all his actions .
5.givex ed takex',not hawa wish we lved him ed kweli i av lost smbdy who ws humble 'mbuluti',etc itx mae bad tym'
6.David Shaddy Luiz:Maunda was such a talented journalist.. We shall miss his programs.. R.I.P MAUNDA WILLIAM
 7.Martin Mwania:We know there is a big gap left by sir.maunda,but we thank God for keeping him for all that long.may he R.I.P.AMEN.
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.

9.Kawea Muthenya:Pole musyi fm na family ya JACOB WILLIAM MAUNDA we wil mis u.may the LORD rest his soul in enternal peace
10.Mundu Nandu Musyoka:I dearly pass my condolence to the entire family of musyi fm and the veteran scribe i loved u dady u were my miror in ths field i wil miss u R.I.P
 11.Syombua Wa Mwele:A veteran and legendary broadcaster/Newscaster, my mentor, colleague, father and a friend-Jacob William Maunda (Ngwangwa) RIP. I will miss you Papa.
12.Samuel Muthoka:On behalf ku na masinga dwellers do send heartyfelt condolence to maundas family.jacob was man to emulate.jacob RIP.

13.Jeremiah Musuma:Ningutuma ukiakisyo na pole kwa Musyi FM na musyi wa Maunda nundu wa kutiwa ni Jacob w. Maunda, Ngai evamwe nenyu onakwa ta shabiki wa Musyi FM ningwiw'a ninaaisye mutangaasi na mundu wakwa wa vata lakini Ngai eeka kwenda kwake.

14.Mwanzia Justus:Yake ilkua talent,he woz a mentor in nature n detrmd man RIP Jac
15.Justus Muthusi:Kwa niamba ya andu ma nanyuki nituma rambirambi kwa jamaa na andu ma musyi wa Maunda. Na ingi andu ma mukaa wonthe.ngai namunenge umisyo ivinda Yii.
16.Benson Munyalo:Tulikupenda lakini Mungu alikupenda zaidi.
R.I.P W.Maunda.
17.Julius Humber Muthama Mutunga:{R.I.P ] J. W. MAUNDA we loved u but God loved most .tutakutana ziku ya kihama
18.Stephen Kilonzo Mutisya:Pole muno kwa family ya jac wil maunda Ngai amunenge umisyo ivindani yii ya kimeto
19.Faith Kate:R.i.p jacob william maunda

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