Gina Din Group Managing Director Lorna Irungu is dead.
Ms Irungu, who is also a veteran journalist, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Monday.
She joined the Gina Din group as its managing director in 2018.
She is famous for the Omo-Pick-a-Box programme that aired on KBC in the ’90s.
Lorna has been a Lupus survivor for over 20 years. She had undergone three kidney transplants (donated by her father, brother and sister) between 1998 and 2008.
Lorna hosted KTN Home’s Club Kiboko kid show between 1994 to 1999, while producing Maisha magazine show and a youth talk show dubbed Niaje.
She then joined Nation Media Group, hosting the State of The Nation at Nation FM.
Irungu had also been running her own communications company, Siwa Communications for more than 13 years.
Irungu was married to Edwin Macharia and they had a daughter.
KoT Mourns Lorna
@dennisofficiel: “RIP Lorna Irungu, former Gina Din Group Director. If there’s anyone who still needs more evidence of the potential damage of COVID-19, you are the reason God created the middle finger. To survive this damn thing, just behave like a coward and take caution.”
@kavindumuthama: “Heartbreaking! God have mercy on us, RIP Lorna Irungu. My condolences to Edwin Macharia, family, friends and colleagues.”
@Nimmz_Mugo: “RIP Lorna Irungu. Her fight with lupus was inspiring to many. We really need to take this wave seriously.”
@DonaldBKipkorir: “One of Kenya’s brightest people. Last month, she invited me to her house fir lunch. When I heard she went to be with the Lord today, I wept. We adored each other without reservations & without judgement on our foibles. May the Lord take her to His bosom. May Edwin be at peace.”