CS Sports Ababu Namwamba and KBC Anchor Catherine Kasavuli in Kenyatta National Hospital

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba paid a glowing tribute to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation's legendary News Anchor Catherine Kasavuli when he visited and said a prayer with her at Kenyatta National Hospital where she is recuperating.

Kasavuli holds the crown as the first female TV news anchor in the country, inspiring generations of female anchors.

She is credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country.

"You have inspired a generation of great female anchors. Your influence on our female journalists can never be matched. May God give you healing, so that you can continue to mentor our girls," said Namwamba.

Kasavuli in November revealed that her journey after her cervical cancer diagnosis has not been easy. 

Through her official social media page, Kasavuli said that the last month has been crazy for her. 

"Last month has been crazy for me, I want to take this moment and appreciate my family, colleagues, doctors and the Catherine Kasavuli foundation," she said.  

She has further thanked people who came out to donate blood for her when they were called upon. 

"To special people that have come forth to donate blood, may God bless you, may He enrich your beautiful souls, may He meet with the desires of your heart," she wrote. 

The veteran journalist also revealed that there is a group of people who are contributing towards her medical bills. 

"To special souls that are contributing towards my medical bill, I love you so much and God bless you."

During her glittering career, Kasavuli has graced TV screens as an anchor on Citizen and KTN News.

Kasavuli began her career as a radio continuity announcer in 1980 at the Voice of Kenya, before transitioning to Television. 

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