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Journalists mourn the death of veteran journalist Philip Ochieng ‘


The press community is mourning the death of veteran journalist Philip Ochieng ‘, popularly known as PO.

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Ochieng ‘died last night while receiving treatment at Ombo Mission Hospital, Migori County.

Ochieng’s daughter, Lucie Adhiambo, said her father died of pneumonia as well as other problems associated with old age.

Philip Ochieng, who has long been involved in writing newspaper articles, has died at the age of 82.

He became famous for his articles in the Nation Magazine. He is also known for writing a number of books published here in Kenya.

President of the editorial association Churchill Otieno and General Secretary of the Press Association Eric Oduor are among those who sent their condolences following the death of the veteran journalist.

They have praised him as a journalist, as well as a novelist who specializes in the profession.

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