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:

Bonifacemwangi:

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

Globemiche:

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

Gmoneyizme:

So sorry bro. May she Rest in Peace.

7saagur:

sorrow😤

hildaokome:

My deepest condolence 🙏🏽

Ochiengronald001:

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

Branicemamuli

Pole sana