Distinguished author and former NMG employee Ken Walibora is dead

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Renowned linguist, author and journalist Prof Ken Walibora is dead.

Prof Walibora lost his life after being knocked down by a matatu on Landhies Road on Friday.

He had been missing since Friday, with his family searching for him for days.

The journalist, who worked for decades with the Nation Media Group, was knocked down by a matatu on Landhies Road in downtown Nairobi.

It is suspected that Walibora, famed for his Swahili novel Siku Njema, died on the spot.

His body was found on Wednesday morning at the Kenyatta National Hospital where police officers from Kamukunji police station took it to after the accident.

Some of his most famous books include Siku Njema, which was published in 1996 and used as a secondary school set book in Kenyan schools, Ndoto ya Amerika, Kidagaaa Kimemuozea and Naskia Sauti ya Mama, a memoir of his childhood.