University of Nairobi’s Ken Ouko dies from COVID-19 complications


University of Nairobi's Ken Ouko dies from COVID-19 complications

University of Nairobi lecturer Ken Ouko has had succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.

According to the university’s Communications Director John Orindi, the renowned sociologist had been receiving medical care at the Aga Khan Hospital.

UoN vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama said the lecturer’s death is a huge loss to the university.

Kiama said so far UoN has lost four dependable staffers saying it is very painful to mentor brains, only to lose them when you need them most.

The latest comes just a day after Kenya announced 723 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing the country’s total caseload to 20,636.

The cases were from 8689 samples tested in the country and bring to 303959, the total number of samples tested so far.

700 of the new cases are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners aged between 9 months and 87-years-old and include 450 males and 273 females

Kenya has also lost 16 patients, bringing the coronavirus fatality to 341.

At the same time 44 people have recovered from the disease; 24 under the home care system and 20 from various hospitals.

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