Aleem Amin Abdul Manji, the vibrant breakfast show host at East FM Kenya, passed away on November 12, leaving a void in the hearts of colleagues and listeners alike.
In an official statement, the station expressed deep sorrow over the sudden demise of Aleem Manji, acknowledging his 15 years of dedicated service that brought laughter, warmth, and immense joy to the audience.
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the sudden demise of our breakfast presenter Aleem Manji. We will miss you Aleem. Over 15 years of laughter, warmth, and immense joy,” East FM said in a statement.
Known for his calm demeanor and lively on-air presence, Manji had been a fixture in the radio industry for over a decade and a half.
The station fondly described Aleem as an angel, a remarkable friend, brother, and teammate at East FM, and expressed wishes for his soul to rest in eternal peace.
“Heaven earned itself an Angel. You have been nothing but an amazing friend, brother, and teammate at East FM. May your soul rest in eternal peace. Let us keep his family, friends, and fellow colleagues in our thoughts and prayers,” said the statement.
The funeral service to bid farewell to Aleem will take place on Tuesday, November 14, at 9:15 am at the Aga Khan Complex and Pavilion.
Radio Africa Group also mourned the loss, recognizing that Manji’s professional legacy and vision will continue to resonate.
“As we mourn Aleem Manji today, let’s remember his professional legacy, his indelible contributions, his unmatched passion. And let’s carry forward his vision, his dedication, and his pursuit of excellence. For, that is the best tribute we can offer him, the most fitting farewell to our esteemed colleague,” said Group Human Resource Manager Jemima Ngode.
Radio Jambo’s Ghost Mulei said: I am saddened and shocked. We spoke last week at the parking and you wished me a nice weekend. Rest in peace humble respectful soul. Life is short for sure!
Manji, married to Seema Sarkar Manji for 13 years, leaves behind a loving family with two children. He passed away at the age of 45.
The radio community and listeners alike remember him for his enduring contributions and the joy he brought to their lives.