CNN international correspondent Larry Madowo mourning grandmother

Larry Madowo mourns the death of his grandmother. [Image@larrymadowo/Twitter]
Kenya—Renowned Kenyan CNN international correspondent Larry Madowo is mourning the death of his grandmother, Francesca Madowo.

Larry broke the news on his Instagram through a post that also indicated how hurt he was.

“My grandmother, the family matriarch, our heartbeat, my comedy partner, the dearly loved Francesca Madowo has joined the ancestors. I am numb. My heart has been ripped off my chest Light has gone out of my life.” He wrote.

This happens after he penned a story for CNN on Wednesday, July 21, saying that he lost three relatives at almost the same time to Covid-19.

“I had just finished filming at a crammed ICU treating critical covid-19 patients in Uganda’s capital of Kampala last month when I learned that my uncle Justus had himself died of the virus across the border in Kenya. I was heartbroken and angry.

“Justus was buried within 48 hours as the Kenyan government requires. He was the third Family member who had died in the pandemic that I didn’t get a chance to mourn properly or see laid to rest,” stated Larry.

He also said that every time he received a call from his relatives, he feared that they were ringing to tell him that grandmother had died.

“Every time I see a call from home, my heart sinks. I always fear that they’re ringing to say that my grandmother has died. She has been on a ventilator for four weeks and my anxiety is near breaking point.” The 34-year-old journalist said.

His friends, colleagues, and fans have stood up with him through comforting comments.

Below are some of the comments:


Pole Sana my brother. May the good Lord comfort you and your well. Go well Cucu.


Lots of love and strength to you, my friend. She was such sweet soul. Will never forget her kindness and her amazing smile. ❤️


So sorry bro. May she Rest in Peace.




My deepest condolence 🙏🏽


May she rest in eternal peace. Till we meet again dani😢😢😢😢


Pole sana