Jack was best known as a Jazz music enthusiast
Former radio presenter Jack Hillary Ojiambo is dead. Jack was a pioneering enthusiast of Jazz in Kenya going so far as to host a Jazz Club Show that aired on Chris Kirubi’s radio station.
The show shared a tribute to the legend dedicating the show that airs from 7 pm to 10 pm every Sunday to him. Ojiambo hosted the Jazz show for 17 years from 1996 to 2013.
— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFMKenya) February 21, 2021
After retiring from radio, Ojiambo vied for Dagoretti North Member of Parliament but lost to the incumbent Simba Arati.
Fans of the late host took to Twitter to share their sympathies and condolences.
Rest In Peace Jack Ojiambo …I dare say that no radio presenter in East and Central Africa influenced as many people to listen to Jazz Music as you did. Your magic together with your multiple talents have left an indelible mark. Unforgettable modern radio legend!!!!!!! #RIP pic.twitter.com/5jRvjl69UG
— Maina Kageni (@ItsMainaKageni) February 21, 2021
Spent a lot of Sunday evenings a years back listening to Jack Ojiambo on The @CapitalJazzClub, The Jazz Quotient being my favorite segment back then. Sad to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace. Poleni sana to his friends and family. 🙏🏾
— Patricia Supabrite Kihoro (@Misskihoro) February 21, 2021
Such a loss. Ojiambo did an exemplary job with the jazz club. Loved his show. My condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. May his soul rest well.
— Nyambura (@Nancy_Nyambura) February 21, 2021
@jackojiambo you made jazz for me, keep playing those tunes in the heavens. Rest in peace my friend. Rest with the angels. May the Lord comfort your family and friends.
— koth biro (@jonaochako) February 21, 2021
Gone too soon. Former Capital Fm Jazz Presenter Jack Ojiambo has passed on. ….. 😢 pic.twitter.com/GsIXjDu4TJ
— Dusty Foot Filosofa (@itssoulo) February 21, 2021
13 years ago? At Galileos, Westlands Nairobi. L-R @jackojiambo, @AnneKiguta, @FareedKhimani and me. @CKirubi had thrown a thing for his @CapitalFMKenya team. Jack presented the Jazz show. He was a good guy. Sad to hear he’s passed away. Love & prayers to his family. MHSRIEP. pic.twitter.com/XFbYFaNyEI
— Alan Kasujja (@kasujja) February 21, 2021