The media fraternity has once again been thrown into mourning following the d***h of journalist Jacqueline Ooko, a freelancer and Internews media trainer, who was the founding President of the Journalists Association of Kenya.

According to friends, Ooko, popularly known as Jackie (Jacque) Ooko or Dzakie Sherry on Facebook , d**d early Thursday at Jamaa Hospital. The cause of her d***h is yet to be established.

Media colleagues took to social media to mourn her sudden d***h.

“My friend Dzakie Sherry Jacque Ooko passed on earlier today at Jamaa Hospital. Her body is currently being moved from Jamaa to Chiromo Morgue,” wrote Jeridah Andanyi, who was among the first to break the sad news.

“Dzakie Sherry……where should i start, mmmmmmmh you were more than a colleague to me. You were my best friend, confidant, check mate. Why did u just have to slip away like that ? I had planned to give you a surprise visit but just like that, you have gone ahead of me. Rest with the angels dear. I am pained, so much pained….. What should we tell the little angels ? Otek nyathiwa….. Lit ndi,” wrote one Kentish Onyatch.

Delphine Emali said: “A beautiful, beautiful person has left this earth! Sad. Dzakie Sherry, shine on!! — feeling shocked.”

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Her d***h came barely a day after veteran radio presenter Michael Ndichu passed on at his home in Umoja estate following a short illness.

Ndichu, best known as the host of Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)’s Yours For The Asking programme in the 1980s and early 1990s, was suffering from a swollen leg and d**d shortly after visiting a city hospital.

Ndichu,74, is survived by four children. He had divorced with his wife following irreconcilable differences, according to Citizen’s


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