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University of Nairobi’s lecturer Ken Ouko dies of Covid-19

The University of Nairobi (UoN) sociologist and lecturer Ken Ouko has lost his life following Covid-19 complications.

UoN’s communications Director, John Orindi, announced on Saturday the 1st of August 2020.

Ouko was at the Aghakan hospital, where he was admitted and receiving treatment.

Prof Stephen Kiama, the University’s vice-chancellor, mourned the lecturer, further citing his death is a massive loss to the University.

According to Kiama, Covid-19 has claimed four university staff who he mourned as reliable workers. He further added that it was sad seeing the University mentoring brilliant minds only to lose them when the school needs them.

University of Nairobi's lecturer Ken Ouko dies of Covid-19

This news come after the country recorded 723 coronavirus cases bringing the total numbers to 20,636. The state also recorded 14 additional deaths bring the total tally to 341 deaths.

The positive cases were from 8,669 test results bringing the total number of tested samples to 303959.

Out of the 723 positive cases, 450 were males, while 273 were females. Seven hundred of the positive cases were Kenyans, while 23 were foreigners.

Netizens mourn Ken Ouko.

Netizens took to Twitter mourning the lecturer making the discussion trend. Among them were politicians Gladys Wanga who mourned Ken Ouko as a brilliant don. She further encouraged Kenyans to protect themselves against the killer coronavirus.

David Osiany also took Ken Ouko’s deaths a chance to remind Kenyans that Covid-19 kills and Kenyans should stop treating the diseases normally. In CS Mutahi Kagwe’s words, “If you treat this disease normally, it will treat us abnormally.”

Celebrity musician Sheila Mwanyyigha also mourned Ouko as a great lecturer. According to her, he helped her with her undergraduate and graduate studies. She further thanked him for being a source of information for her.

A student released Dr. Ouko’s last message to his students through a WhatsApp. According to the netizen, the don suspected he might die of coronavirus. He, however, prayed that in case he does not make it, he shall live in the minds of his students forever.

Here are some of the other tweets. You can follow the Twitter discussion here. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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