Renowned author and former Nation Media Group Editor Ken Walibora is dead.
Walibora was discovered dead on Wednesday (15.04.2020) after he went missing on Friday, April 10. His body was found at the Kenyatta National Hospital’s morgue.
The body was booked as having been knocked down by a passenger service vehicle at Nairobi’s Landhies road on April 10.
Walibora was one of the prolific authors in the country. Some of his famous books include Siku Njema which was used as a set book in Kenyan schools and Ndoto ya Amerika.
His other novels include Kidagaa Kimemwozea and Innocence Long lost. Walibora had over 40 widely read titles under his name.
He was employed at Nation Media group as a Kiswahili news anchor after which he joined the University of Wisconsin, USA, as an assistant professor, African languages.
President Uhuru Kenyatta described him “as a polished broadcaster and prolific writer whose literary works will continue to inspire future generations.”
The news of his death came after a night of uncertainty and rumours on social media that the author was dead. At first it was a relief when some people claimed that he was alive and well only for the worst to be confirmed a few hours later.