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KASS presenter collapses dies

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 30 – A radio presenter working with KASS FM collapsed and died outside his house in Nairobi\’s California estate on Wednesday night, a few hours after presenting his favourite show.

Philip Rotich Kosgei, 47 popularly known to his fans as Tamo is reported to have died at about midnight.

"I relieved him in the studio.  He was my best friend and colleague at work," said colleague Kipyego arap Tanui, who is also a neighbour to the deceased at California estate.

"I arrived home to find a blackout in our estate.  Kosgei told me he was within the area at the shopping centre and I knew he would be home later. After a while, I was told by neighbours that he had been found dead near his house," Mr Tanui told Capital News on telephone.

"Blood was oozing from the mouth and no one knows what exactly happened. The post-mortem will reveal the cause of his death," he added.

Mr Kosgei joined the station in 2006 as a comedian and has been presenting three popular shows including Heshimu Ukuta which airs on week days between 3pm to 6pm.

"Even yesterday [Wednesday] he was in the studio presenting his show and I am the one who relieved him," Mr Tanui said.

Mr Kosgei who was known to his friends as Tamo also hosted Twolyot, a family programme which airs on Tuesdays 10pm-midnight and Tigityotab Bambaniat a programme to hook up couples on Thursdays 10pm -midnight.

"The fellow was too humorous, and he was fine when I saw him at work yesterday (Wednesday). But now he has left us," another colleague added.

Mr Kosgei leaves behind a widow Margaret and three children.

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Capital News sends condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at KASS FM.

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