By Annette Amondi
Former Ramogi FM presenter and veteran broadcaster Agawo Patrobas has passed on.
Patrobas, who worked at the national broadcaster KBC, died while undergoing treatment for a short illness at Nairobi hospital.
The 69 year old was a rhumba host at Royal Media’s Ramogi Fm untill he was let go last year during the mass downsizing at the media house.
The veteran Rhumba host is remembered for having worked and associated with veteran icons at the KBC English such as the likes of Elizabeth Omollo and Willy Mwangi.
Fellow journalist paid tribute to him describing the late Patrobas as a maestro who contributed immensely to the exponential growth of the media industry and inspired a generation.
Among those who paid tribute to him are Francis Gachuri and Eric Oduor of Kenya Union of Journalists.
A gang of robbers (how his name was corrupted at times) was a member of Raskamboni before we formed Raskapedo. Go well Agao Papa, we will miss you,” Kenya Union of Journalists Secretary General Eric Oduor
“Agawo Patrobas, the veteran broadcaster has signed off. A brilliant man. A well of knowledge and real guru. #RIPSenior,” wrote Citizen TV political reporter Francis Gachuri.
“Indeed its very sad for the Ramogi Radio fraternity to loose News Anchor maestro Mr. Agao Patrobas “PAPA” this morning in a Nairobi hospital. May he R.I.P,” Nehemiah Ochieng wrote.