Capital FM sports journalist Sean Cardovillis is dead

Capital FM sports journalist Sean Cardovillis is dead

Capital FM sports commentator Sean Cardovillis has died at his house along Rhapta Road in Westlands, Nairobi.

According to the police, the body was found at his staircase by a cleaner who had gone to clean the area leading to his house on the fourth floor of an apartment.

The cleaner alerted the police who arrived at the scene before the body was taken to the mortuary.

Police said they are yet to establish the cause of his death but they have launched investigations as they wait for a postmortem report.

Cardovillis is one of the most renowned sports presenters in Kenya with more than 20 years of experience in radio and TV.

He previously worked for Standard Group and Nation Media Group as a sports commentator.

Additionally, between 2006 and 2012, he worked for Paradise FM in the Seychelles.

His exemplary performance in the media industry enabled him to win several awards including the 2007 BBC Africa Radio Award for sports and the Sport Award at the 2007 CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards.

The late Cardovillis also covered international sporting events, including the London and Rio Olympics, the Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and the Africa Cup of Nations.

He began his journalism career in 1997 at Capital FM as a radio presenter before he became a sports editor.

After 17 years, he joined Nation as a radio sports commentator before transitioning to TV as a sports analyst.

In 2020, he confirmed taking a break from journalism to pursue other personal endeavors after leaving NTV.

Approximately after taking a one-year break, he announced a comeback to Capital FM as a sports presenter where he has been working until his death.