Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba Sunday paid ailing veteran journalist Catherine Kasavuli a visit to the hospital.
The CS also paid tribute to Kasavuli and shared a prayer with her at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she is recuperating.
Namwamba is further credited with breaking the glass ceiling for female TV journalists in the country.
“You have inspired a generation of great female anchors. Your influence on our female journalists can never be matched. May God give you healing, so that you can continue to mentor our girls.”
“My special prayer this morning with Catherine Kasavuli, a true living legend of our screens. You blazed the trail and inspired a whole generation of female anchors. A special honour and privilege to visit and pray with you dear sister. May healing be your portion,” he said in a statement.
Kasavuli who is under treatment for cervical cancer recently asked Kenyans for help in paying for her hospital bills and medication.
Kasavuli is considered a pioneer and among the best-ever news anchors on Kenyan television having anchored prime-time news on Citizen during her prime years.
The media personality was also known for her eloquence in reading news and interviewing skills and recently made a return on the screens at KBC before she was hospitalized.
Photos shared by the Ministry of Sports indicate she has lost weight.
She had requested Kenyans of goodwill to donate blood for her.
In an update on her Instagram page, Kasavuli said she is a strong woman and thanked people who are praying for her.
Kasavuli began her career as a radio continuity announcer in 1980 at the Voice of Kenya, before transitioning to television.