Sean Cardovillis, a Capital FM sports commentator, died at his home on Rhapta Road in Westlands, Nairobi. The deceased was discovered at his staircase by a janitor who had gone to clean the area leading to his residence on the fourth level of an apartment building, according to the police. The cleaner called the cops, who arrived on the scene just as the body was being transferred to the morgue. Police said they have yet to determine the cause of his death, but they have initiated inquiries as they await the results of a postmortem examination.
Cardovillis is a well-known sports presenter in Kenya, with over 20 years of experience in radio and television. He formerly worked as a sports commentator for Standard Group and Nation Media Group. Additionally, from 2006 and 2012, he worked for Paradise FM in the Seychelles.
His outstanding work in the media sector earned him multiple honors, including the 2007 BBC Africa Radio Award for Sports and the Sport Award at the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards. Cardovillis also covered major athletic events such as the Olympics in London and Rio, the Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and the Africa Cup of Nations.
He began his professional career as a radio announcer at Capital FM in 1997 before becoming a sports editor. He joined Nation as a radio sports commentator after 17 years before shifting to TV as a sports analyst. After quitting NTV in 2020, he announced taking a sabbatical from journalism to pursue other personal activities. After taking a one-year vacation, he announced his return to Capital FM as a sports presenter, where he worked until his death.