By Waiswa Wafula
Former NTV news anchor Winnie Mukami, has passed away after succumbing to the deadly Covid -19 virus. The veteran news anchor turned Public Relations Consultant died at city hospital on Wednesday, March 17th where she was undergoing treatment.
Winnie Mukami started her journey hawking porridge at construction sites in Kitengela to support her parents and three siblings. She later worked as a tailor at an Export Processing Zone (EPZ) before she began presenting on TV and hosting radio programs at KBC in 2001.
Mukami then moved on to becoming a household name in 2003 after she joined the Nation Media Group where she anchored the NTV news. In a previous interview, she explained her most memorable experience on screen was when she reported on the 2007 Post-Election Violence as it unraveled.
After 8 years, she left the Nation Media Group and ventured into Public Relations. She founded her PR Consultancy firm, Winners Frontiers International Limited which she ran till her demise.
“I enjoyed my time in the media and when my time was up I embraced it and started thinking of a way forward. Now I am an established businesswoman who also thinking of how to give back to the community even though getting here has not been an easy task.” She said.
Winnie was also appointed to the Board of Kenya Pipeline Company on 6th June 2018 and later appointed chair of the Board Human Resources Committee a role she served until August 2020.
“During her Tenure, she introduced far reaching policies that improved the well-being of employees in the Parastatal. Mukami was humble, charming and a beautiful soul, she will be greatly missed.” KPC Chairperson Rita Okuthe said.