‘Siku Njema’ writer Ken Walibora is dead

Author Ken Walibora. He died after being hit by a bus in Nairobi./COURTESY

Swahili literature writer Ken Walibora has died.

The ‘Kidagaa Kimemwozea‘ and ‘Siku Njema‘ writer died after being hit by a bus along Landhies road in Nairobi.

The body of the renowned author and journalist was traced to Kenyatta National Hospital Mortuary on Wednesday morning.

Ken is said to have been run over by a matatu on Friday. His body was lying at the morgue unidentified.

The former NTV anchor, born in Bungoma County, held a Ph.D. in Comparative Cultural Studies from the Ohio State University, USA.

He won the Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize twice with ‘Ndoto ya Amerika’ in 2003 and ‘Kisasi Hapana’ in 2009.