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‘Standard’ journalist laid to rest in somber ceremony

Former Standard Group journalist Job Weru was laid to rest in a somber funeral in his home in Naromoru, Nyeri County.

Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri eulogized the late Weru as a diligent and impartial journalist and a close friend.

“Job was one of the best journalists in the industry who worked passionately for his company. Even though we were friends he wrote both positive and negative stories about me and he always stood for the truth. Everybody respected him for his professionalism,” Kiunjuri said.

Weru, who was affectionately referred to as Joberu by his peers, worked as a correspondent for the Standard Newspaper in Nyeri and Laikipia regions.

He joined the company in 2003 after finishing his college studies at Consolata Institute of Communication Studies in Nyeri town. He was posted in Nanyuki before being transferred to Nyeri Bureau.

HARDWORKING

Colleagues who worked with him remembered him as an ever joyful, resourceful and hardworking scribe.

“His desk was considered the archive as he had so much research work. Job was always happy and his demise is a big loss,” said Mr Mosse Sammy, a colleague.

Weru died last week from a short illness after returning from a work related conference.

He had been admitted at Avenue Hospital in Parklands Nairobi before being transferred to Ladnan Hospital after his condition worsened.

He is survived by a widow Ann Muringo and two daughters Esther and Mary.