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Hilary Ng’weno, First Kenyan To Attend Harvard University Passes On

Hilary Ng'weno
Hilary Ng'weno. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Veteran journalist Hilary Ng’weno has passed on.

Ng’weno died on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home on after a long illness.

Ng’weno, popularly known as HBN during his hey days, was born in 1938 and is known for documentaries that covered Kenyan history.

He was the founder and editor-in- chief of the Weekly Review magazine which covered political affairs between the 1970’s and the 1990’s.

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Ng’weno was the first Kenyan to attend Harvard University between 1957 and 1962, when he first returned to Kenya and joined the Nation Media Group as a reporter and columnist for the Daily Nation.

He later went back to Harvard in 1969 to study Film Production and Television until 1975 when he came and started The Weekly Review.

He is married to Fleur Ng’weno, with whom they have two daughters, Amolo Ng’weno and Dr. Bettina Ng’weno.

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Written by Francis Muli

Follow me on Twitter @francismuli_. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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