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MAN of FAITH : Ahmed Darwesh’s Empty Desk At KTN Has A Quran And A Prayer Mat [Photos]

Since his demise more than 24 hours ago, Ahmed Darwesh has been praised as one of the greatest Swahili news anchors we have ever had in our nation. A mentor to the likes of Rashid Abdalla, Mwanaisha , Harith Salim among others the men-tees paid tribute to the icon as a man who was gentle and loved GOD above all.

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Ahmed Darwesh

Ahmed Darwesh’s empty desk at KTN showcased the owner had put his faith ahead of anything. The desk which has a computer also had an Islamic Quran, Sandals and a prayer mat evidenced by the statements made by his friends that he would always go for prayers no matter how much came by.


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Ahmed Darwesh was finally laid to rest yesterday at 4PM at Kikowani cemetery in Mombasa a place near his home.

R.I.P Ahmed Darwesh.

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Ahmed Darwesh Body Airlifted To Mombasa Where He Will Be Laid To Rest

The untimely passing of news anchor Ahmed Darwesh is saddening as a young established anchor will no longer grace our tv screens. Darwesh was apparently alone in the house when he met his death. A message from his colleagues said he was expected at KTN to read the 7 pm news.

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                                          Ahmed Darwesh Died At his home in South C

Darwesh body left Wilson airport at around 9.40 am and will be taken to his home in Mtopanga (Kwa Onyango stage).

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The body will stay at home until 3pm then taken for burial at Kikowani Baadal Islamic cemetery, after prayers at Memon Masjid.


Journalists and politicians paid their tribute to the young Ahmed Darwesh who captured the hearts of many viewers when casting news on KTN Leo.

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Ahmed Darwesh

Linus Kaikai

I mourn a gentle soul and an incredibly kind human Ahmed Dharwesh. A truly good person; a cameras natural and a newsroom dependable. RIP.

Lindah Ogutu

Ahmed Dharwesh… He used to say ‘ Wana kwetu wananiita Dharwesh’ ……. Go well my friend….. May Allah grant your family strength.

Naisula Lesuuda

So so sad to learn of the demise of Ahmed Dharwesh, life is indeed a journey. May God grant his family grace during this difficult time. RIP

Wallace Kantai

Praying tonight for the family and for the soul of Ahmed Darwesh.

Saddique Shabban

I have cried my heart out today. Nothing prepares you for death. Not even when you are a man of faith. Today, I feel robbed of a friend.

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‘Mpenzi Mtazamaji’ : KTN News Anchor Ahmed Darwesh Passes Away

Renown KTN swahili news presenter Ahmed Darwesh is no more.

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Ahmed Darwesh Died At mater Hospital

Ahmed Daarwesh who was full of life and a breath of fresh air whenever he graced the Standard Media Group, fell ill at his home in South C but was later transferred to Mater Hospital. Ahmed Darwesh succumbed to Diabetes illness that he has been battling with for a while now and had immobilized him at home during the day.

News of his departure broke yesterday night and many journalists both from KTN and other stations shared their thoughts of his moments as an established Swahili news anchor.

Larry Madowo who works at NTV remembered him as true gentleman :

Let me tell you about the Ahmed Darwesh I knew. Daru, as we all called him was a gentleman in every sense of that word. When I joined KTN in April 2008, he was already at the top of his game and down to earth to a fault.

Before I had a car, Daru stayed around after anchoring the 7pm Swahili news until I had finished editing my 9pm business story so he could drop me home. We both lived in South B but dropping me outside my doorstep still took him a little out of his way.

 I used to tease him about his signature line: ‘Wakubwa hamjambo, wadogo mmeshindaje. Hii ni KTN Leo chaguo lako, wanakwetu wananiita Ahmed Darwesh’ and he would grin indulgently. Daru was a kind, compassionate and funny man who was a gift to broadcast journalism. I am privileged to have known him. Rest In Peace, my friend. Shukran

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