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Celebrated 'godfather of print media' Joe Kadhi dies

The media fraternity is mourning the death of veteran journalist Joe Kadhi who passed away at a hospital in Nairobi.

Celebrated veteran journalist Joe Kadhi dies while receiving treatment

Kadhi’s family said that the media personality would be interred on Thursday in line with Muslim traditions.

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The former Daily Nation Managing Editor was hailed by many as the godfather of print media due to his celebrated career.

"Sad day; veteran journalist Joe Kadhi has passed on. We have lost a mentor, professional guardian, legendary trainer and a pioneer of the golden generation," Royal Media Service Editorial and Innovation Director Linus Kaikai mourned.

Before moving to the United States International University-Africa, where he retired, Kadhi had a respected media career and taught journalism at the Universities of Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

Due to his 20-year career, he was given the lifetime achievement award at the 2015 Media Council's Annual Journalism Excellence Awards.

Teddy Otieno, a former student of Kadhi's, praised him for his unbiased reporting.

"He was a great man. The phrase 'publish and be damned,' his mastery of the cardinal role of objective reporting and the nuts and bolts of journalism, will forever have a place in the history of media practice in Africa," he said.

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