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Curtain falls on former ‘Nation’ journalist

Tuesday February 18 2020

Darlington Manyara

Former 'Nation' journalist Darlington Manyara who died in a photo taken on February 15, 2019. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A former Nation Media Group journalist based in Meru has died.

Darlington Manyara, who was working for the Standard Newspaper as a correspondent, died on Tuesday morning

at their Kithoka home in Meru town after a short illness.

Family and friends eulogised him as a passionate journalist who covered crime and agriculture beats.

“Darlington has been unwell for the past two weeks. Unfortunately early this morning he lost the battle. He was such a bubbly fella and a passionate journalist. We will miss him; may his soul rest in peace,” wrote Standard Group Nyeri Regional Editor Francis Ngige.

"We spent some time with him, his mother and cousin on Monday at Meru Level Five Hospital and later saw him home. He was jolly and cheerful. He was to undergo more tests today and we were discussing his admission. Now I realise those hours were our chance to say goodbye. May his soul rest in peace and may his family find strength and peace," said Standard Group journalist Wainaina Ndung'u.


“My heart is heavy after receiving the news of the passing on of my dear friend and a great journalist. He was kind and dedicated to his work,” said Igembe South MP John Mwirigi.

Manyara started feeling unwell about three weeks ago shortly after the burial of his elder brother .