It is Leonard Mambo Mbotela speaking, I am fine: Veteran journalist responds following death reports


Veteran radio broadcaster Leonard Mambo Mbotela is alive, contrary to reports claiming that he died in a gruesome road crash Saturday, July 15.

Mbotela phoned KBC Saturday morning (July 15), allaying fears and confusion that he had died. His call was broadcasted.

During the call, Mbotela said: “I have received a lot of phone calls, with concerned friends and Kenyans inquiring about my health. I would like to confirm to KBC listeners, my fans, relatives, work colleagues, friends and my bosses that I, Leonard Mambo Mbotela, I am alive currently speaking to you on radio. I am alive; breathing as I would every other day. I am full of life. I thank God.

“I urge you to pray for me to live longer. I have never received as many calls as I have today. International media houses including Deutsche Welle (DW), the BBC all have called to ascertain the accuracy of the online reports. I am alive, I am well. I thank God. Kindly pray that I live longer. I am alive. I am alive. I am alive. I forgive the person who crafted and peddled the false report that I perished in a road accident; he does not know what he is doing. May God forgive him too,” said Mbotela.

When this writer attempted to reach Leonard Mambo Mbotela on phone, his phone was engaged throughout the several attempts, proving just how much people from different divides were worried about him.


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